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lead time

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noun \ˈlēd-\

Simple Definition of lead time

  • : the time between the beginning of a process or project and the appearance of its results

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of lead time

  1. :  the time between the beginning of a process or project and the appearance of its results


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