Psychology. the time consumed in making a response.
Computers. the time that elapses while waiting for a computer to respond to a command.
(computing) the length of time taken by a system to respond to an instruction
noun, Machinery. 1. a spring so located that it returns a displaced part to its normal position.
verb (used with object) 1. Nautical. to put (cargo, provisions, etc.) in the places intended for them. to put (sails, spars, gear, etc.) in the proper place or condition when not in use. 2. to put in a place or receptacle, as for storage or reserve; pack: He stowed the potatoes in our cellar. 3. […]
verb (used with object) 1. to hold back from action; keep in check or under control; repress: to restrain one’s temper. 2. to deprive of liberty, as by arrest or the like. 3. to limit or hamper the activity, growth, or effect of: to restrain trade with Cuba. verb (used with or without object) 1. […]