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relaxation time

noun Physics.
the time that it takes for an exponentially decaying quantity, as radioactive particles or transient electrical currents, to decrease to 36.8 percent of its initial value.

Origin:
1970–75

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relaxation time

noun
the time constant of an exponential return of a system to equilibrium after a disturbance 
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