from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Computer Science The average time lag between a request for information stored on a particular component, such as the hard drive or RAM, and its delivery.
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- n. The time interval between the issuing of a request to read data from or write data to a storage device and the completion of this action.
- n. An item of metadata indicating when a file was last accessed.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (computer science) the interval between the time data is requested by the system and the time the data is provided by the drive
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