netlag

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

net +‎ lag

Noun[edit]

netlag (uncountable)

  1. The delay arising from communication between networked computers.
    • 2002, Lori Kendall (quoting "henri"), Hanging Out in the Virtual Pub: Masculinities and Relationships Online (page 26)
      Unknown thinking, typing, and netlag times make it impossible to tell [whether a participant in online chat is fully attentive].
    • 2011, Jonathan Hayward, Django JavaScript Integration: AJAX and jQuery
      If our test script is deployed live on a faraway web server, with netlag we could fairly easily click the button twice before the response came back []

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