latency latency  /ˈleɪ tən si/

Definition(s):

  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

Usage(s):

  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.

News

  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 http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6/prweb10824188.htm
    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 http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6/prweb10833060.htm
    on June 17, 2013     Source: PRWeb

Quotes

  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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