time lag

noun
|Updated on: 17 Jul 2018
: an interval of time between two related phenomena (such as a cause and its effect)

Examples of time lag in a Sentence

  1. There's a time lag between when you see a stop sign and when your foot steps on the brake.

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time lag

  • : a period of time between two related actions (such as a cause and its effect)


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