residence time

noun

Definition of residence time

: the duration of persistence of a mass or substance in a medium or place (such as the atmosphere)

First Known Use of residence time

1954, in the meaning defined above

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“Residence time.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/residence%20time. Accessed 15 Oct. 2021.

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