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response time

Psychology. the time consumed in making a response.
Computers. the time that elapses while waiting for a computer to respond to a command.
Origin of response time
1955-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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British Dictionary definitions for response time

response time

(computing) the length of time taken by a system to respond to an instruction
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