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.

1955–60 Unabridged
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response time
computing the length of time taken by a system to respond to an instruction

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Example sentences
In this case the study addresses whether playing fast-paced action games
  results in better response time and decision making.
It's a series of puzzles and problems that test an astronaut's response time
  and accuracy.
While the response time is excellent, the data throughput of this technique is
  a bit limited.
Reliable equipment is crucial to meeting response time goals and citizen
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