risetime

noun
rise·​time | \ ˈrīz+ˌ \

Definition of risetime

: the time required for a pulse or signal (as on an oscilloscope) to increase from one specified value (as 10 percent) of its amplitude to another (as 90 percent)

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

First Known Use of risetime

1941, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about risetime

Time Traveler for risetime

Time Traveler

The first known use of risetime was in 1941

See more words from the same year

Statistics for risetime

Cite this Entry

“Risetime.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/risetime. Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

Comments on risetime

What made you want to look up risetime? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

See Definitions and Examples »

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

A More Exception(al) Quiz

  • hot dog  hot dog  hot dog  hot dog cat
  • Which of the following words is not a synonym for ‘a young person’?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!