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- noun The time required for an exponential system to return 1/e (0.368) of its initial value of equilibrium after perturbation.
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- noun physics The characteristic time for a system to reach an
equilibriumcondition after a disturbance
- noun medicine The time taken for a
muscleto revert to its resting stateafter being used
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- noun the time constant of an exponential return of a system to equilibrium after a disturbance
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