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time lag

noun [C]
 
 
(also time lapse)
a delay that exists between two related things happening: We expect to see increases in profitable returns from our overseas investments with a time lag of two to three years.a time lag between There is always a time lag between a loss of competitiveness and what shows up in export figures.a time lag in (doing) sth Because of the time lag in convening the meeting, shares were suspended for a full day.
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