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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.
The time period between a request for a network to perform an action and the action being carried out.
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|Noun||1.||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"
|2.||latency - the time that elapses between a stimulus and the response to it|
|3.||latency - the state of being not yet evident or active|