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Princeton's WordNet

  1. reaction time, response time, latency, latent periodnoun

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


  1. response timenoun

    The period of time between the application of a stimulus and the associated response from a cell or tissue

  2. response timenoun

    The time taken for a person (or human-controlled system) to respond to a request

  3. response timenoun

    The time taken for the display of an instrument to move to a new value following a step change

  4. response timenoun

    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


  1. Response time

    In technology, response time is the time a system or functional unit takes to react to a given input.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of response time in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of response time in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of response time in a Sentence

  1. Lindsay LaSalle:

    Fentanyl overdoses occur over a matter of minutes, as opposed to heroin overdoses that occur over a matter of hours. So the response time for a heroin overdose is much longer, and there's enough time to call 911 to get EMS out there.

  2. Eric Poole:

    With tragedies playing out in marked ‘ safe ’ places, Americans realize that no place is off-limits for the criminal mind. This is why people are interested in becoming self-reliant for self-defense and less dependent on the response time of an armed police officer to save the day.

  3. Mark Broadbent:

    They are experienced. They know their facilities, what valves to turn. Their response time is much quicker, and they can easily resolve problems when units flare up, the companies have certainly shown they are capable of running the refineries, but over time, as more upsets occur, they will likely not be handled as quickly.

  4. Eli Bean:

    This solution did not exist beforehand, it will allow us to get the information we need real time, and certainly reduce response time and improve the care we provide.

  5. Northern Arapaho:

    Right now the response time is pretty slow and it's going to be nonexistent.

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