dwell time

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dwell time (usually uncountable, plural dwell times)

  1. (chiefly engineering) The period of time that a system or element of a system remains in a given state.
    The drone has a dwell time of about six hours when operating from an in-theater airfield.
    The part needs a total dwell time in the autoclave of 95 minutes.
  2. (military) The duty time soldiers have at their domestic home base between foreign deployments.

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