lag
  • The time interval that elapses between events which are considered together. Also, any such difference in phase, such as that between waves. For instance, a lag angle.
  • The state or condition of lag (1) occurring. Also, that which lags. For example, a lagging current.
  • To fall behind in general. Also, to stay behind.
  • The time interval that elapses between the transmission of a signal and its reception.
  • The time interval that elapses between a given action and its intended effect. For instance, the difference between a corrective action, and the change in the desired output.
  • In a camera tube, the persistence of the electric image after a scene change.

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