time interval

Definitions of time interval
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n a definite length of time marked off by two instants

Synonyms:
interval
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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
distance, space
the interval between two times
embolism, intercalation
an insertion into a calendar
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
slot, time slot
a time assigned on a schedule or agenda
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
break, intermission, interruption, pause, suspension
a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something
interlude
an intervening period or episode
interim, lag, meantime, meanwhile
the time between one event, process, or period and another
latent period
the time that elapses before the presence of a disease is manifested by symptoms
latency, latent period, reaction time, response time
the time that elapses between a stimulus and the response to it
eternity
a seemingly endless time interval (waiting)
cycle, rhythm, round
an interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs
lead time
the time interval between the initiation and the completion of a production process
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
track-to-track seek time
(computer science) the time it takes for a read/write head to move to an adjacent data track
lapse
a break or intermission in the occurrence of something
blackout
a suspension of radio or tv broadcasting
caesura
a pause or interruption (as in a conversation)
dead air
an inadvertent interruption in a broadcast during which there is no sound
delay, hold, postponement, time lag, wait
time during which some action is awaited
halftime
an intermission between the first and second half of a game
entr'acte
the interlude between two acts of a play
interregnum
the time between two reigns, governments, etc.
relief, respite, rest, rest period
a pause for relaxation
time-out
a brief suspension of play
letup, lull
a pause during which things are calm or activities are diminished
relaxation time
the time constant of an exponential return of a system to equilibrium after a disturbance
orbit period
the time it takes to complete one full orbit around a celestial body
command overhead, command processing overhead, command processing overhead time, overhead
(computer science) the processing time required by a device prior to the execution of a command
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amount, measure, quantity
how much there is or how many there are of something that you can quantify

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