call delay

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call delay ‎(plural call delays)

  1. (telecommunications) In telecommunication, the delay that occurs when a call arrives at an automatic switching device and no channel or facility is immediately available to process the call.
  2. (telecommunications) The time between the instant a system receives a call attempt and the instant of initiation of ringing at the call receiver end instrument.