Definition of latency noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈleɪtənsi//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈleɪtənsi//
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  1. 1[uncountable] the condition of existing, but not being very noticeable, active or well developed outbreaks of disease followed by periods of latency
  2. 2[uncountable, countable] (computing) the delay before data begins to move after it has been sent an instruction to do so You might lose a customer if there is latency when they open an e-mail.