latency : Definition, Usages, News and More

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lay tuhn see

  • 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
  • n  the time that elapses between a stimulus and the response to it
  • n  the state of being not yet evident or active

  • Miami Psychiatrist James Parsons, for example, actively opposes any sex education in primary schools because "there is a latency period, between the age of six and the time of .
  • At the time, most doctors with HIV-positive patients held off using powerful but highly toxic AIDS drugs during the early, "latency" period of the disease, when the virus was .
  • Part of the reason the disease is complicated to control is its long latency.
News & Articles


  • Michael Hayden in Reuters South Africa
    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.
  • Andy Bechtolsheim in MarketWatch
    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...
  • Juan Cole in New York Times
    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.

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