lead time

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n lead time the time interval between the initiation and the completion of a production process "the lead times for many publications can vary tremendously","planning is an area where lead time can be reduced"
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Usage

In literature:

One time there were seven women with cats in my room, when two men came up leading dogs.
"Frank Merriwell at Yale" by Burt L. Standish
I was about to close my eyes for the second time, when, to my surprise, I saw Antonio leading a horse.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol VI." by Various
In course of time, and especially in flat feet, this leads to the appearance of corns.
"Diseases of the Horse's Foot" by Harry Caulton Reeks
Even at the time she had sensed this and dreaded what it might ultimately lead to.
"Big Timber" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
In this state of life, however, I remained some time, uncertain what measures to take, and what course of life to lead.
"The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe Of York, Mariner, Vol. 1" by Daniel Defoe
For the first time she realized into what duplicity her work for the government was leading her.
"The Apartment Next Door" by William Andrew Johnston
He appeared in time to play a leading role in a drama Schumann was preparing.
"The Love Affairs of Great Musicians, Volume 2" by Rupert Hughes
With one crash every rifle spoke at once, and at the same time the maxims turned loose their hose-pipe streams of lead.
"On Land And Sea At The Dardanelles" by Thomas Charles Bridges
The Spirit, no doubt, leads in every movement of my time: if I seek the How, I shall find it, as well as if I busied myself more with the Why.
"Summer on the Lakes, in 1843" by S.M. Fuller
Besides, you have had Tom in the lead a few times, have you not?
"Baldy of Nome" by Esther Birdsall Darling
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In poetry:

Soft, silent Time that comes apace
O'er human flowers that bloom,
You quickly change youth to old age,
And lead life toward the tomb.
"The Dandelion" by Jared Barhite
Florence and spring-time: surely each
Glad things unto the spirit saith.
Why did you lead me in your speech
To these dark mysteries of death?
"A Reminiscence" by Amy Levy
Time's visions are but treachery,
Soon wreck'd on dark oblivion's wave;
Its paths, however bright they be,
Lead to one common spot—the grave.
"Autumn: Sunday Morning" by John Bowring
Then since the time arrives the Seer foretold,
And the third morning rolls an orb of gold,
With thankful zeal recover'd prince prepare
To lead thy nation to the Dome of pray'r.
"Hezekiah" by Thomas Parnell
Indeed, we’ve said, “The royal son of Time,
Whose feet will shortly cross our threshold floor,
May lead us to those outer heights sublime
Our Sires have sold their lives to see before!
"Eighteen Hundred and Sixty-Four" by Henry Kendall
Keep thou thy dreams, though faith should faint and fail,
And time should loose thy fingers from the creeds,
The vision of the Christ will still avail
To lead thee on to truth and tender deeds.
"Dreams" by Virna Sheard

In news:

We propose an extension of a token-based coordination technique to improve the tradeoff between two conflicting objectives of the network system: reducing the lead time and increasing throughput.
QB Trent Steelman ran for 89 yards on Saturday, bringing his career rushing total to 2,362 yards and making him the all-time leading rusher among Army quarterbacks.
Ð Two-time world champion Rocky Patterson came into the second night of the Clem McSpadden National Finals Steer Roping Nov 3 in the odd position of holding the lead while simultaneously being the underdog.
Maggie Steffens was at it again, scoring five times to lead the United States women's water polo team to a 8-2 victory over Spain in the gold medal game of the 2012 London Olympic Games on Thursday.
And like many times before when it comes to the Arcata Tigers, they had some Thunder and Lightning leading the way.
Many times this can lead to long and costly system integration time, so it is important to look at the synchronization issues before selecting the system components.
We asked OneRepublic lead singer Ryan Tedder , who lives in Denver, to share his favorite songs of all time.
The Wimbledon women's final between four-time champion Serena Williams and Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska restarted after rain stopped the match, which the American is leading by a set.
Tough economic times are hitting a local luxury boat manufacturer hard, leading to the layoff of more than 10 percent of its work force.
Fred Whitfield became the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association's all-time leading single event money winner after finishing in the money at two famous rodeos last weekend.
WASHINGTON — Edward C Sullivan, president of the Building and Construction Trades Department – AFL-CIO, is leading a charge to defeat H.R 1119, the Family Time Flexibility Act, also known as the "Comp Time" Bill.
It came as the opposition Law & Justice party grabbed the outright lead over Tusk 's Civic Platform for the first time in seven years, a TNS Polska poll showed on Oct 5.
President Obama, leading a Cabinet meeting on Monday, returned from a 10-day trip to Asia to find his approval ratings below 50 percent for the first time.
Siebel Systems CEO Tom Siebel said the company's motive for acquiring UpShot is similar to acquisitions it's made in the past, which is, "within a very short time to establish a commanding lead" in its target market.
Clinging to a one-possession lead in the fourth quarter and their playoff chances possibly hanging in the balance, Cibola senior running back Jordan Mitchell and the Raider offensive line decided it was winning time.
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In science:

It would be interesting to specify precisely whether, and under which conditions, other waiting time densities with a power-law tail lead to the same result [11, 12].
On Fractional Diffusion and its Relation with Continuous Time Random Walks
This leads to time-like noncommutativity with θ01 = θ .
On Theories With Light-Like Noncommutativity
The toppling of site k may cause instabilities in the neighbors, leading to further topplings at the next microscopic time step, and so on.
Turbulent self-organized criticality
Had we chosen time t to be the independent quantity, a similar argument which would lead us to write the temporal scaling ansatz ψ(x, t) ∼ tθz φ(η) with η = x t−z .
Transition from random to ordered fractals in fragmentation of particles in an open system
One says then that metrics quantization leads to space-time quantization.
Gibbs and Quantum Discrete Spaces
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