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la·ten·cy

 (lāt′n-sē)
n. pl. la·ten·cies
1. The state or quality of being latent.
2. Psychology The latency period.
3. A latent period.
4. The time interval between initiating a query, transmission, or process, and receiving or detecting the results, often given as an average value over a large number of events.

la•ten•cy

(ˈleɪt n si)

n., pl. -cies.
1. the state of being latent.
[1630–40]

latency

The time period between a request for a network to perform an action and the action being carried out.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
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"
interval, time interval - a definite length of time marked off by two instants
2.latency - the time that elapses between a stimulus and the response to it
interval, time interval - a definite length of time marked off by two instants
3.latency - the state of being not yet evident or active
potential, potentiality, potency - the inherent capacity for coming into being

latency

noun
The condition of being temporarily inactive:
Translations
latencezpoždění
latenssiviive
レイテンシ

latency

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latency

nLatenz f

la·ten·cy

n. latencia, acto de permanecer latente;
___ periodperíodo de ___.
References in classic literature ?
The ancients, struck with this irreducibleness of the elements of human life to calculation, exalted Chance into a divinity; but that is to stay too long at the spark, which glitters truly at one point, but the universe is warm with the latency of the same fire.
The Quincy Extreme Data service distributes select Illinois-sourced futures data in Secaucus-NY5 at the lowest known latency.
Our recipe for building the lowest latency network between European trading centers is the same as we used in the US," says Francois Tyyi, managing director of McKay Brothers International.
QuantHouse is a provider of end-to-end solutions including low latency market data technologies, alpha generation development framework and infrastructure trading services for systematic trading firms who want to take the lead.
Endace Limited (LSE:EDA) (AIM:EDA), a provider of network monitoring solutions, and Correlix Inc, a provider of latency intelligence software, extended on Wednesday (25 February) their partnership to offer the first integrated network monitoring and latency intelligence platform for the capital markets industry.
In today's electronic trading environments, a latency reduction measured in microseconds can offer a significant competitive advantage.
In fact, both are key figures and the suitability of Fibre Channel for SANs can be tied to its low latency level as well as its bandwidth performance.
These cases are unusual in that their latency periods were short: 1, 2, and 7 years.
Compaq's Zero Latency Enterprise is a transaction-oriented solution providing a single, integrated view of business and customer transactions as they occur, no matter where they occur in the enterprise, in real time.
3 NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE that the anti-sense RNA may cause latency by either blocking activity of the normal viral RNA, or coding for a protein that interferes with virus growth.
The objective of this report is to provide telecommunications carriers and technology vendors the foundational knowledge and information to begin assessing their own strategies for addressing the low latency services market opportunity.
Each of the company's long-haul links between Illinois and New Jersey is the industry's lowest known latency.