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Lac vs. Lag

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Lacnoun

A resinous substance produced mainly on the banyan tree by the female of Kerria lacca, a scale insect.

Lagadjective

late

Lacnoun

One hundred thousand (commonly used in Pakistan and India).

Lagadjective

(obsolete) Last; long-delayed.

Lacnoun

(slang) Short for Cadillac.

‘Last night I was driving around in my lac.’;

Lagadjective

Last made; hence, made of refuse; inferior.

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Lacnoun

One hundred thousand; also, a vaguely great number; as, a lac of rupees.

Lagnoun

(countable) A gap, a delay; an interval created by something not keeping up; a latency.

Lacnoun

A resinous substance produced mainly on the banyan tree, but to some extent on other trees, by the Laccifer lacca (formerly Coccus lacca), a scale-shaped insect, the female of which fixes herself on the bark, and exudes from the margin of her body this resinous substance.

Lagnoun

(uncountable) Delay; latency.

Lacnoun

resinlike substance secreted by certain lac insects; used in e.g. varnishes and sealing wax

Lagnoun

One sentenced to transportation for a crime.

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Lac

Lac is the resinous secretion of a number of species of lac insects, of which the most commonly cultivated is Kerria lacca. Cultivation begins when a farmer gets a stick that contains eggs ready to hatch and ties it to the tree to be infested.

Lagnoun

a prisoner, a criminal.

Lagnoun

(snooker) A method of deciding which player shall start. Both players simultaneously strike a cue ball from the baulk line to hit the top cushion and rebound down the table; the player whose ball finishes closest to the baulk cushion wins.

Lagnoun

One who lags; that which comes in last.

Lagnoun

The fag-end; the rump; hence, the lowest class.

Lagnoun

A stave of a cask, drum, etc.; especially (engineering) one of the narrow boards or staves forming the covering of a cylindrical object, such as a boiler, or the cylinder of a carding machine or steam engine.

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Lagnoun

A bird, the greylag.

Lagverb

to fail to keep up (the pace), to fall behind

Lagverb

to cover (for example, pipes) with felt strips or similar material

Lagverb

To transport as a punishment for crime.

Lagverb

(transitive) To cause to lag; to slacken.

Lagadjective

Coming tardily after or behind; slow; tardy.

‘Came too lag to see him buried.’;

Lagadjective

Last; long-delayed; - obsolete, except in the phrase lag end.

Lagadjective

Last made; hence, made of refuse; inferior.

Lagnoun

One who lags; that which comes in last.

Lagnoun

The fag-end; the rump; hence, the lowest class.

‘The common lag of people.’;

Lagnoun

The amount of retardation of anything, as of a valve in a steam engine, in opening or closing.

Lagnoun

A stave of a cask, drum, etc.;

Lagnoun

See Graylag.

Lagnoun

The failing behind or retardation of one phenomenon with respect to another to which it is closely related; as, the lag of magnetization compared with the magnetizing force (hysteresis); the lag of the current in an alternating circuit behind the impressed electro-motive force which produced it.

Lagnoun

One transported for a crime.

Lagverb

To walk or more slowly; to stay or fall behind; to linger or loiter.

Lagverb

To cause to lag; to slacken.

Lagverb

To cover, as the cylinder of a steam engine, with lags. See Lag, n., 4.

Lagverb

To transport for crime.

‘She lags us if we poach.’;

Lagnoun

the act of slowing down or falling behind

Lagnoun

the time between one event, process, or period and another

Lagnoun

one of several thin slats of wood forming the sides of a barrel or bucket

Lagverb

hang (back) or fall (behind) in movement, progress, development, etc.

Lagverb

lock up or confine, in or as in a jail;

‘The suspects were imprisoned without trial’; ‘the murderer was incarcerated for the rest of his life’;

Lagverb

throw or pitch at a mark, as with coins

Lagverb

cover with lagging to prevent heat loss;

‘lag pipes’;

Lag

In online gaming, lag is a noticeable delay (latency) between the action of players (input) and the reaction of the server supporting the game, which has to be sent back to the client. The player's ability to tolerate lag depends on the type of game being played.

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