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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The state of being not yet evident or active; The time that elapses between a stimulus and the response to it; (computer science) the time it takes for a specific block of data on a data track to rotate around to the read/write head.

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  • Though the infection is yet on its latency stage, the doctors are taking precautionary actions for a possible outbreak.
  • For eukaryotes typically the term latency is used.
  • Even when it works, network latency is usually awful.
  • If latency is 4 seconds, your explanation would read like this: for more
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