time-lag

[ tahym-lag ]
/ ˈtaɪmˌlæg /

noun

the period of time between two closely related events, phenomena, etc., as between stimulus and response or between cause and effect: a time-lag between the declaration of war and full war production.

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Origin of time-lag

First recorded in 1890–95
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British Dictionary definitions for time-lag

time-lag

noun

an interval between two connected events
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