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Duration of a segment of time without reference to when the time interval begins or ends. Time intervals may be given in seconds of time or fractions thereof.
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|Noun||1.||time interval - a definite length of time marked off by two instants|
quantity, measure, amount - how much there is or how many there are of something that you can quantify
access time - (computer science) the interval between the time data is requested by the system and the time the data is provided by the drive; "access time is the sum of seek time and rotational latency and command processing overhead"
distance, space - the interval between two times; "the distance from birth to death"; "it all happened in the space of 10 minutes"
seek time - (computer science) the time it takes for a read/write head to move to a specific data track
time constant - (electronics) the time required for the current or voltage in a circuit to rise or fall exponentially through approximately 63 per cent of its amplitude
time slot, slot - a time assigned on a schedule or agenda; "the TV program has a new time slot"; "an aircraft landing slot"
lunitidal interval - interval between the moon's transit of a particular meridian and the next high tide at that meridian
absence - the time interval during which something or somebody is away; "he visited during my absence"
pause, suspension, intermission, interruption, break - a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something
interlude - an intervening period or episode
interim, meantime, meanwhile, lag - the time between one event, process, or period and another; "meanwhile the socialists are running the government"
latent period - the time that elapses before the presence of a disease is manifested by symptoms
latent period, reaction time, response time, latency - the time that elapses between a stimulus and the response to it
eternity - a seemingly endless time interval (waiting)
cycle, round, rhythm - an interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs; "the never-ending cycle of the seasons"
lead time - the time interval between the initiation and the completion of a production process; "the lead times for many publications can vary tremendously"; "planning is an area where lead time can be reduced"
period - the interval taken to complete one cycle of a regularly repeating phenomenon
float - the time interval between the deposit of a check in a bank and its payment
latency, rotational latency - (computer science) the time it takes for a specific block of data on a data track to rotate around to the read/write head
processing time - the time it takes to complete a prescribed procedure; "they increased output by decreasing processing time"