response time


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  • noun biology, medicine The period of time between the application of a stimulus and the associated response from a cell or tissue
  • noun The time taken for a person (or human-controlled system) to respond to a request
  • noun electronics The time taken for the display of an instrument to move to a new value following a step change
  • noun computing The period of time between a request for a service and the associated response; typically the request is caused by a user at a terminal hitting the return key, and the response is displayed on a screen

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  • noun the time that elapses between a stimulus and the response to it


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