Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The interval of time between the application of a force and the effect: said of recording instruments in which the inertia of moving parts causes a certain retardation of action, of electromagnets in which the full magnetization lags behind the magnetizing force, and of all cases in which the response to any stimulus follows the latter after an appreciable interval.
“Of course it takes time, and there's always a time-lag, a gap between public awareness and pressure, and a shift in policy.”
“The time-lag involved in each introduced an element of risk.”
“In the past the gap between the figures has been attributed to time-lag differences.”
“The guy was on the moon, which meant only a nine-minute time-lag.”
“Ideological infection transmitted by loose network, causing something like time-lag separation loss to overtake loose network.”
“We're watching a time-lag in human consciousness and commerce, and right now everything seems to be going in the right direction, racial acceptance wise.”
“I often envy my mainstream media colleagues who have careful editors who fact-check and at least provide some time-lag in case I dash off something intemperate or stupid -- or both.”
“Even an economist at the New York Federal Reserve told me he's been somewhat perplexed by the time-lag between the true appalling state of the economy and people's reactions - especially in New York.”
“The military and the VA need to prepare for the time-lag between troops coming home and their entry into the mental health care system.”
“We might welcome the immediate, first-hand qualities of a short time-lag film (for want of a better term).”
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