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Bandwidth vs. Latency

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Bandwidthnoun

The width, usually measured in hertz, of a frequency band.

Latencynoun

The state of being latent.

Bandwidthnoun

Of a signal, the width of the smallest frequency band within which the signal can fit.

Latencynoun

(electronics) A delay, a period between the initiation of something and the occurrence.

Bandwidthnoun

The rate of data flow in digital networks typically measured in bits per second; the bitrate.

Latencynoun

(medicine) The delay between a stimulus and the response it triggers in an organism.

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Bandwidthnoun

(informal) The capacity, energy or time required.

‘I think it's a worthy project, but I just don't have the bandwidth right now.’;

Latencynoun

A stage in Sigmund Freud's psychoanalytic theory of the psychosexual development of children where children become asexual until their sexual desires come back at puberty.

Bandwidthnoun

The maximum rate of information transfer (measured in bits/second) that can be carried by a communication channel.

Latencynoun

The state or quality of being latent.

‘To simplify the discussion, I shall distinguish three degrees of this latency.’;

Bandwidthnoun

a data transmission rate; the maximum amount of information (bits/second) that can be transmitted along a channel

Latencynoun

The time between a stimulus the appearance of the response; the time between any causal action and the first appearance of the effect. Called also latent period.

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Bandwidthnoun

a range of frequencies within a given band, in particular that used for transmitting a signal.

Latencynoun

The time between exposure to a carcinogen or other disease-causing agent and the appearance of the consequent disease.

Bandwidthnoun

the transmission capacity of a computer network or other telecommunication system

‘posting separately wastes bandwidth and disk space’;

Latencynoun

(computer science) the time it takes for a specific block of data on a data track to rotate around to the read/write head

Bandwidthnoun

the energy or mental capacity required to deal with a situation

‘he lives alone, and says he doesn't have the bandwidth to handle a steady relationship’;

Latencynoun

the time that elapses between a stimulus and the response to it

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Latencynoun

the state of being not yet evident or active

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