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[leyt-n-see] /ˈleɪt n si/

noun, plural latencies.
the state of being .
Computers. the time required to locate the first bit or character in a storage location, expressed as access time minus word time.

1630s, “condition of being concealed,” from latent + -cy. Meaning “delay between stimulus and response” is from 1882; computer sense (latency time) is from 1954.

latency la·ten·cy (lāt’n-sē)

1. The time it takes for a packet to cross a network connection, from sender to receiver.
2. The period of time that a frame is held by a network device before it is forwarded.
Two of the most important parameters of a communications channel are its latency, which should be low, and its bandwidth, which should be high. Latency is particularly important for a synchronous protocol where each packet must be acknowledged before the next can be transmitted.


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