1. [ noun ] the time that elapses between a stimulus and the response to it
Synonyms: response_time latent_period reaction_time
Related terms: time_interval
2. [ noun ] (computer science) the time it takes for a specific block of data on a data track to rotate around to the read/write head
Synonyms: rotational_latency
Related terms: time_interval access_time computer_science
3. [ noun ] the state of being not yet evident or active
Related terms: potential
Similar spelling:   lateness