time lag

noun

Definition of time lag

  1. :  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.

1892

First Known Use of time lag

1892


TIME LAG Defined for English Language Learners

time lag

noun

Definition of time lag for English Language Learners

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

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