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Late in the day

Far advanced; also, too far advanced. For example, It’s late in the day to change the kitchen layout, since we’ve already ordered the cabinets, or It’s a bit late in the day for apologizing. [ Late 1700s ]


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  • Lately

    [leyt-lee] /ˈleɪt li/ adverb 1. of ; recently; not long since: He has been very grouchy lately. /ˈleɪtlɪ/ adverb 1. in recent times; of late adv. Old English lætlice “slow, sluggish;” see late (adj.) + -ly (2). Meaning “within recent times” is from late 15c., probably a new formation. Related Terms johnny-come-lately

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  • Latency

    [leyt-n-see] /ˈleɪt n si/ noun, plural latencies. 1. the state of being . 2. Computers. the time required to locate the first bit or character in a storage location, expressed as access time minus word time. 3. . n. 1630s, “condition of being concealed,” from latent + -cy. Meaning “delay between stimulus and response” is […]

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