# time lag

## Definitions

• WordNet 3.6
• n time lag time during which some action is awaited "instant replay caused too long a delay","he ordered a hold in the action"
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## Usage

### In literature:

Time lagged on till the 4th of May.
"The Armourer's Prentices" by Charlotte M. Yonge
He tested for time lag of an electric signal and wondered wildly if it didn't feel like sleeping on its weary path.
"Security" by Poul William Anderson
At times one quarter seemed to follow close on another's heels, and the next seemed to lag for hours.
"Despair's Last Journey" by David Christie Murray
But there was no doubt about the yellow sun: it was going south, as it should at that time of year, but it was lagging behind schedule.
"Space Prison" by Tom Godwin
That isn't much to depend on, especially since we won't have the time-lag advantage you Omans had before.
"Masters of Space" by Edward Elmer Smith
I mean it has seemed an infernal long time since the 'Comet' pulled up down there in the road and you lagged behind.
"The Motor Maids at Sunrise Camp" by Katherine Stokes
Surely in this time one has progressed beyond the other in this field, but lagged in that.
From that moment on, the conversation lagged, Benda suggested to his friend that it was time for them to leave.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
He knew how to bide time, and was less apt to run ahead of public thought than to lag behind.
"Memorial Address on the Life and Character of Abraham Lincoln" by George Bancroft
I believe there was a reward out for him some time ago, to stimulate lagging justice.
"That Girl Montana" by Marah Ellis Ryan
There's a time lag somewhere.
"Empire" by Clifford Donald Simak
Monty talked as fast as ever a boy could, nor did Katharine's tongue lag far behind, and for a time Moses listened eagerly.
"The Brass Bound Box" by Evelyn Raymond
Since that time the radio system has been developing rapidly, although it still lags behind the press.
"Area Handbook for Albania" by Eugene K. Keefe
Remembering no time lag, he simply stood in the ship with Arkalion.
"Voyage To Eternity" by Milton Lesser
Only when men began to lag behind was the return to regular "quick-time" ordered.
"The Iron Division, National Guard of Pennsylvania, in the World War" by H. G. Proctor
Count we no time lost time which lags thro' respect to the Gods!
"Browning and the Dramatic Monologue" by S. S. Curry
Conversation lagged, and I don't think either of them was sorry when the time came for retiring.
"Strange Stories" by Grant Allen
On and on they sped, as the time lagged by, sometimes through leafy lanes, at others over fields and rough tracks.
"The Black Moth" by Georgette Heyer
This lag is partly due to the time taken by a mass of tissue to assume the temperature of the surrounding air.
"Life Movements in Plants, Volume II, 1919" by Sir Jagadis Chunder Bose
It was incredible how time lagged in its flight.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 63, No. 391, May, 1848" by Various
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### In poetry:

The radiance of the star that leans on me
Was shining years ago. The light that now
Glitters up there my eyes may never see,
And so the time lag teases me with how
"Delay" by Elizabeth Jennings
The innocent mansion of a panthers heart!
It crumbles, tick-tick time drags it in
Till now his arteries lag and now they start
Reverence with the frigid gusts of sin.
"Idiot" by Allen Tate
So Westward ho! for Trinidad, and Eastward ho! for Spain,
And "Ship ahoy!" a hundred times a day;
Round the world if need be, and round the world again,
With a lame duck lagging all the way.
"The Old Superb" by Sir Henry Newbolt
Oh, 'twas Westward ho! for Trinidad, and Eastward ho! for Spain,
And "Ship ahoy!" a hundred times a day;
Round the world if need be, and round the world again,
With a lame duck lagging all the way.
"The Old Superb" by Sir Henry Newbolt

### In news:

Survey Finds CUs Lagging for First Time Since 2003.
If you're searching for a job and think your technology skills may be lagging, now is the time to get up to speed.
Output lag times are inherent in some position transducers because signal-processing take time.
Getting your body clock back in time may take a while as jet lag kicks in.
Kids who sleep well in the weeks leading up to a trip have an easier time with jet lag .
Of course it's unsettling to feel out of sync with the world around you, but instead of complaining about jet lag , maybe it's time to wake up and smell the coffee.
It's hard to say with certainty who coined the term, but according to a quick newspaper database search, " jet lag " was first used in a Los Angeles Times article on February 13, 1966.
Jet-lagged travelers who can no longer tell what time it is may be tuning in to a confusion rooted deep in their biology.
The state's lengthy lag time on paying its bills has led an association to step in.
ANYONE WHO HAS sold a house knows that there can be a lag between the time of sale and the time you hold its profits in your hands.
I was warned about the jet-lag following a 14-hour plane ride and 12-hour time change.
Adams Morgan may be lagging behind other DC neighborhoods in development, but it leads the pack in good times.
Medical response time lags in many pricey L.A. By Kate Linthicum, Ben Welsh and Robert J Lopez, Los Angeles Times.
LA Fire Department response time lags after budget strain.
They can post updates and search for tweets, but many are reporting a 30 minute lag time on their feeds.
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### In science:

A more commonly used parameter related to the spectral evolution of the bursts is the time-lag between two energy channels, derived from the analysis of the cross-correlation function (CCF).
Statistical analysis of BATSE gamma-ray bursts: Self-similarity and the Amati-relation
Following Norris (2002), we de ﬁne the timelag, τlag , as the time at which the CCF reaches its maximum.
Statistical analysis of BATSE gamma-ray bursts: Self-similarity and the Amati-relation
These new ﬁndings lead to a new type of ﬂuctuation-dissipation relation for anomalous kinetics which depends both on the lag time ∆ and the measurement time t.
Random Time-Scale Invariant Diffusion and Transport Coefficients
Roughly speaking the diffusion constant depends on time D(t) ∼ dhx2 i/dt ∼ tα−1 and Eq. (3) is described by δ2 ≃ D(t)∆ so a linear dependence on the lag time also seen in the simulations Fig. 1, is found.
Random Time-Scale Invariant Diffusion and Transport Coefficients
The inset shows the autocorrelation function C (τ ) versus the time lag τ for zL .
Surrogates with random Fourier Phases
The most accurate estimates of these EOPs are typically available only after a time lag of several weeks, well after data correlation.
Precision Astrometry with the Very Long Baseline Array: Parallaxes and Proper Motions for 14 Pulsars
On the other hand, the strength of the spatial correlation is determined by the scale parameter and for large time lag it decays exponentially.
Generalized Whittle-Mat$\acute{\text{E}}$rn random field as a model of correlated fluctuations
In this paper, we proposed a new generalization of WM covariance class with an additional parameter which plays the role of scale or memory parameter, and the spatial correlation strength for large time lag now varies hyperbolically, with exponential decay as a special case.
Generalized Whittle-Mat$\acute{\text{E}}$rn random field as a model of correlated fluctuations
In acoustic applications, however, there are usually time lags between the arrival times of the signals at the sensors.
A Unified Approach to Sparse Signal Processing
Recent observations from three different viewpoints – the time lag in cosmic gamma rays with different frequencies, the observation of the spectra of blazars and an analysis of the CMB power supression from the WMAP data – all vindicate this conclusion and remarkably, the same value.
Evidence for a photon mass
The time of coalescence which maximizes the quality (32) for given other parameters should correspond to maximum of (33) at zero (or almost zero) lag.
The search for spinning black hole binaries in mock LISA data using a genetic algorithm
Already there are claims that such lags in arrival times of the Gamma Rays have indeed been found .
Energy and Mass Generation
When the time lag is small, the left endpoint is large and the widths are small, due to the strong inﬂuence of the past of the process {Xt }100 t=1 .
Conditional Sampling for Spectrally Discrete Max-Stable Random Fields
Physically, this means that there is time-lag between realizing the matrix elements transfer and checking for memory.
Transferring elements of a density matrix
The reason for this is the absence of maximal time lags, i.e. here activity executions can always be delayed until to a point in time where enough resource units are available without breaking any precedence constraints.
Solving the Resource Constrained Project Scheduling Problem with Generalized Precedences by Lazy Clause Generation
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