slowdown, lag, retardation(noun)
the act of slowing down or falling behind
interim, meantime, meanwhile, lag(noun)
the time between one event, process, or period and another
"meanwhile the socialists are running the government"
one of several thin slats of wood forming the sides of a barrel or bucket
lag, dawdle, fall back, fall behind(verb)
hang (back) or fall (behind) in movement, progress, development, etc.
imprison, incarcerate, lag, immure, put behind bars, jail, jug, gaol, put away, remand(verb)
lock up or confine, in or as in a jail
"The suspects were imprisoned without trial"; "the murderer was incarcerated for the rest of his life"
throw or pitch at a mark, as with coins
cover with lagging to prevent heat loss
A gap, a delay; an interval created by something not keeping up; a latency.
a prisoner, a criminal.
A minigame of billiards, where the order of the play is determined by testing who can get a ball closest to the bottom rail by shooting it onto the end rail.
to not keep up (the pace), to fall behind
to cover (for example, pipes) with felt strips or similar material
coming tardily after or behind; slow; tardy
last; long-delayed; -- obsolete, except in the phrase lag end
last made; hence, made of refuse; inferior
one who lags; that which comes in last
the fag-end; the rump; hence, the lowest class
the amount of retardation of anything, as of a valve in a steam engine, in opening or closing
a stave of a cask, drum, etc.; especially (Mach.), one of the narrow boards or staves forming the covering of a cylindrical object, as a boiler, or the cylinder of a carding machine or a steam engine
to walk or more slowly; to stay or fall behind; to linger or loiter
to cause to lag; to slacken
to cover, as the cylinder of a steam engine, with lags. See Lag, n., 4
one transported for a crime
to transport for crime
Origin: [Of Celtic origin: cf. Gael. & Ir. lagweak, feeble, faint, W. llag, llac, slack, loose, remiss, sluggish; prob. akin to E. lax, languid.]
Lag is a common word meaning to fail to keep up or to fall behind. In real-time applications, the term is used when the application fails to respond in a timely fashion to inputs. Lag is also often used in reference to video games to describe the delay between an action by a player and the reaction of the game. In distributed applications, lag is often caused by communication latency, which is the time taken for a sent packet of data to be received at the other end. It includes the time to encode the packet for transmission and transmit it, the time for that data to traverse the network equipment between the nodes, and the time to receive and decode the data. This is also known as "one-way latency". A minimum bound on latency is determined by the distance between communicating devices and the speed at which the signal propagates in the circuits. Actual latency is often much higher because of packet processing in networking equipment, and other traffic. The term lag is often also used as a synonym for communication latency. This can be misleading because there can be other causes for the symptom.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
lag, adj. slack: sluggish: coming behind.—n. he who, or that which, comes behind: the fag-end: (slang) an old convict.—v.i. to move or walk slowly: to loiter.—v.t. (slang) to commit to justice:—pr.p. lag′ging; pa.p. lagged.—adj. Lag′-bell′ied, having a drooping belly.—n. Lag′-end (Shak.), the last or long-delayed end.—adj. Lag′gard, lagging: slow: backward.—ns. Lag′gard, Lag′ger, one who lags behind: a loiterer: an idler.—adv. Lag′gingly, in a lagging manner. [Celt., as W. llag, loose, Gael. lag, feeble; cf. L. laxus, loose.]
The New Hacker's Dictionary
[MUD, IRC; very common] When used without qualification this is synonymous with netlag. Curiously, people will often complain “I'm really lagged” when in fact it is their server or network connection that is lagging.
What does LAG stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the LAG acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.
AGL gal, Gal, Gal., GAL
The numerical value of lag in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of lag in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Our revenues lag the demand.
They (industry) don't want us to lag too long because they want to have a sense of stability moving forward and what the whole picture is going to look like.
There will be a time lag, since the disease takes some days to develop, but if the proper measures are being taken, there should soon be a large falloff in the number of new cases.
New York is a world-class location. But our airports are outdated and lag behind our competitors, you look at any report and it will talk about how New York airports sorely lag in terms of development.
Countries that quit producing real products, spend more than they produce, lag in education, burden their middle class with higher taxes, and continue to import billions from other countries, bail out failed businesses and reward bad behavior instead of investing in good businesses, will eventually lose their leadership and wealth
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Translations for lag
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- zurückbleiben, zurückfallenGerman
- χρονοτριβώ, χρονοτριβή, καθυστέρηση, καθυστερώGreek
- jäädä jälkeenFinnish
- être en retard, rester en arrièreFrench
- lagg, seinkun, hökt, töfIcelandic
- rimanere indietroItalian
- takamuri, tonanawe, akutōMāori
- lagg, forsinkelseNorwegian
- опоздать, опаздывать, отставать, отстатьRussian
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