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dead time

n
(Electronics) electronics the interval of time immediately following a stimulus, during which an electrical device, component, etc, is insensitive to a further stimulus
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down•time

(ˈdaʊnˌtaɪm)

n.
a time during a workshift when an employee is not working or a machine is not in operation.
[1925–30]
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References in classic literature ?
It was the dead time of the night, and all was quiet.
But then it was such a dead time of year, no wild-fowl, no game, and the Lady Frasers were not in the country.
True, Master Doctor; and, since I find you so kind, I will make known unto you what my heart desires to have; and, were it now summer, as it is January, a dead time of the winter, I would request no better meat than a dish of ripe grapes.
Using advanced Gallium Nitride (GaN) transistors and advanced PCB design techniques, the dead time is reduced to zero, which removes any distortion.
So we've talked about the idea of the shot clock and that's basically for the dead time in the game," Cricket.com.au quoted Ponting, as saying.
This value was then multiplied by 90.5 ns (100 ns minus the dead time) in order to get the counts corresponding to a span of the plateau of 90.5 ns (i.e., the number of counts in the green rectangle in Figure 3).
In order to prevent shoot through in the switching legs of a converter dead time is usually inserted in the PWM control signals for the MOSFETs.
To determine the dead time ([l.sub.1]) of the process model [P.sub.1] we note the time interval between the application of the step input and the instant at which the signal z(t) (as shown in Fig.
The dead time t in this process is caused by the distance I between the rolls and the gauge meter
"Some seem to think driving is dead time that could be spent more productively on the phone - but they may well end up dead by being distracted."