delay: 1. The amount of time by which an event is retarded. 2. The time between the instant at which a given event occurs and the instant at which a related aspect of that event occurs. (188) Note 1: The events, relationships, and aspects of the entity being delayed must be precisely specified. Note 2: Total delay may be demonstrated by the impulse response of a device or system. Note 3: In analog systems, total delay is described in terms of the transfer functions in the frequency domain. Synonym delay time. 3 . In radar, the electronic delay of the start of the time base used to select a particular segment of the total.
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