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Synonyms for latency
ˈleɪt n sila·ten·cy

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  1. latencynoun

    lag, delay

  2. latencynoun

    The state of being latent.

    delay, lag

  3. latencynoun

    A delay, a period between the initiation of something and the occurrence.

    lag, delay

  4. latencynoun

    The delay between a stimulus and the response it triggers in an organism.

    lag, delay

Princeton's WordNet

  1. rotational latency, latencynoun

    (computer science) the time it takes for a specific block of data on a data track to rotate around to the read/write head

    reaction time, response time, rotational latency, latent period

  2. reaction time, response time, latency, latent periodnoun

    the time that elapses between a stimulus and the response to it

    reaction time, response time, rotational latency, latent period

  3. latencynoun

    the state of being not yet evident or active

    reaction time, response time, rotational latency, latent period

Editors Contribution

  1. time lag

    the time lag between sending a ping request over the internet and receiving the response is one measure of the connection speed and is called latency.

    latency is a time interval between the stimulation and response

    Submitted by rinat on June 4, 2017  

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "latency":

    lag, latent, dormant

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  1. Rudolf Baumeister:

    [ W ] e've developed our technology so that the real world and virtual world are synced, this means that what you see and what you feel lineup with almost no latency — this reduces motion sickness.

  2. Daryl Herzmann:

    NWS is plagued with IT-related outages and failures during high impact weather events, this particular kind of latency issue only happened once before, during Hurricane Ida.

  3. Jae Jung:

    My feeling is that Zika is very close to dengue virus, there is probably a very, very low chance of latency.

  4. Doug Cifu:

    What we have at Virtu is a technology plant that is multi-asset class, multi-currency and very low latency and very efficient and very scaled, to the extent we can use that asset and leverage that asset into what I will call related and ancillary businesses ... I'm very open to it.

  5. Jacqueline Moline:

    Cancer has a latency period. The earliest cancers are the blood cancers. And then you see solid tumors, so the fact that we're seeing tumors on the uptick is not a surprise at all.

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