latency latency  /ˈleɪ tən si/


  1. (n) (computer science) the time it takes for a specific block of data on a data track to rotate around to the read/write head
  2. (n) the time that elapses between a stimulus and the response to it
  3. (n) the state of being not yet evident or active


  1. Part of the reason the disease is complicated to control is its long latency.
  2. One way to kill a dormant cell is to target biochemical processes that continue even in latency there aren't many of those.
  3. Cultural pressure alone tends to short-circuit the latency period, when a child usually develops a sense of who she is and where she fits in the world.


  1. Selerity Launches Low Latency Earnings Date Announcements for Automated Equity Options Traders

    Machine-readable earnings date announcements event data on more than 3,000 US public corporations is now available to automated equity options traders via low latency data feed; marks significant expansion of Selerity’s low latency corporate actions offering. (PRWeb June 17, 2013) Read the full story at
    on June 17, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  2. Leading derivatives industry executive to head Celoxica’s new business development in the US

    Celoxica, a leading provider of ultra low latency market data, order entry and pre-trade risk solutions for automated trading firms and brokers, today announced the hire of Diane S
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

  3. GuavaTech, Inc. Announces CBOE Futures Exchange Hosting and Connectivity Access at London LD4 Co-Location Facility

    GuavaTech Inc.’s Industry-Proven Global HFT Network Offers Low Latency Connectivity to More than 100 ECNs, Banks, Liquidity Pools, and International Exchanges (PRWeb June 17, 2013) Read the full story at
    on June 17, 2013     Source: PRWeb


  1. "You've got this nexus now that probably was always there in latency but is now active: a nexus between al-Qaeda and various extremist and separatist groups," Hayden said in the interview.
    on Jan 17, 2008 By: Michael Hayden Source: Reuters South Africa

  2. "The new era of cloud computing requires fundamental improvements in capacity, latency, and cost-performance over existing enterprise network solutions," said Bechtolsheim. "Arista is developing highly scalable, reliable and cost-effective...
    on Oct 23, 2008 By: Andy Bechtolsheim Source: MarketWatch

  3. "Nuclear latency has all the advantages of actual possession of a bomb without any of the unpleasant consequences, of the sort North Korea is suffering," Mr. Cole wrote.
    on Oct 14, 2009 By: Juan Cole Source: New York Times

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