latency
  • The time interval that elapses between the request or triggering of an action, and the obtaining of the desired result, or completion.
  • The time interval that elapses between initiating a request for data and the transfer of said data.
  • The time interval required for a signal or data to travel from one communications network node to another. For instance, such latency occurs when a packet is stored, analyzed, and forwarded. Also called network latency.

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