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Noun: latency  ley-t(u)n(t)-see
  1. (computing) the time it takes for a specific block of data on a data track to rotate around to the read/write head
    - rotational latency
  2. The time that elapses between a stimulus and the response to it
    - reaction time, response time, latent period
  3. The state of being not yet evident or active

Derived forms: latencies

Type of: interval, potency, potential, potentiality, time interval

Part of: access time

Encyclopedia: Latency