lag

lag
1. To move or progress more slowly than normal; to fall behind. 2. The act or condition of falling behind. 3. The time interval between a change in one variable and a consequent change in another variable.
- anaphase l. slowing or arrest in the normal migration of chromosomes during anaphase, resulting in such chromosomes being excluded from one of the daughter cells.
- homeostatic l. the interval in a homeostatic process between a change of the trait controlled and the appropriate response, due to afferent, efferent, and central components. The l. may be a pure random variable, e.g., the waiting time of an exponential process or the sum of several such processes taking any value greater than zero but with a mean considerably greater than zero; sometimes it may be deterministic or almost so and with a minimum sharply defined and greater than zero for anatomical reasons. For instance, the partial pressures of oxygen and carbon dioxide are controlled in the lungs but based on afferent information obtained from the carotid body that is already dated because of the circulation time of ten seconds or so between the two sites.
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labiogingival; laparoscopy-assisted gastrectomy; leukocyte antigen group; linguo-axiogingival; lymphangiogram; lymphocyte activation gene

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lag 'lag vb, lagged; lag·ging vi to move, function, or develop with comparative slowness <the child lagged in perceptual development> <symptoms may \lag behind the radiographic changes (Carol J. Johns & Theresa M. Michele)> vt to lag behind <current that \lags the voltage>
lag n
1) the act or the condition of lagging
2) comparative slowness or retardation (as in growth or development)
3 a) a space of time esp. between related events or phenomena see LAG PHASE
b) the time between the application of a stimulus and the occurrence of the response it causes

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(lag) 1. the period of time elapsing between the application of a stimulus and the resulting reaction. 2. see lag phase, under phase.

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  • lag — lag·an; lag; lag·e·na·ri·a; lag·e·nid·i·a·ce·ae; lag·e·nid·i·a·les; lag·e·noph·o·ra; lag·e·nos·to·ma; lag·gar; lag·gard·ness; lag·gin; lag·ging·ly; …   English syllables

  • LAG — est une compagnie belge fondée en 1947 par deux frères, Lambert et Arnold Geusens, d où le nom. Sommaire 1 Un fournisseur polyvalent 2 De LAG Bus à Van Hool 3 Situation récente 4 Galerie …   Wikipédia en Français

  • LAG 40 — Un LAG 40 de la Infantería de Marina de España. Tipo Lanzagranadas automático País de origen …   Wikipedia Español

  • Lag — Lag, n. 1. One who lags; that which comes in last. [Obs.] The lag of all the flock. Pope. [1913 Webster] 2. The fag end; the rump; hence, the lowest class. [1913 Webster] The common lag of people. Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. The amount of retardation …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • LAG — wird als Abkürzung verwendet für: Landarbeitsgesetz (Österreich) Landesarbeitsgemeinschaft Landesarbeitsgericht Lastenausgleichsgesetz (Deutschland) Laufstall Arbeits Gemeinschaft e.V. La Guaira, Venezuela (Internationaler Flughafencode)… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Lag — (del inglés lag behind, rezagarse) es el retraso producido en una telecomunicación que dificulta el desarrollo normal de la misma, provocando desorientación o incomodidad en el usuario. Mientras toda comunicación a distancia implica un cierto… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Lag — (engl. Verzögerung) ist eine erhöhte Verzögerungszeit in Computernetzwerken und Telefonalangen. Diese tritt meist bei Problemen mit einer Server Client Verbindung auf, wenn Datenpakete zwischen den Teilnehmern einer solchen Verbindung unerwartet… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Lag — Lag, a. [Of Celtic origin: cf. Gael. & Ir. lagweak, feeble, faint, W. llag, llac, slack, loose, remiss, sluggish; prob. akin to E. lax, languid.] 1. Coming tardily after or behind; slow; tardy. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Came too lag to see him buried …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lag — Ⅰ. lag [1] ► VERB (lagged, lagging) ▪ fall behind; follow after a delay. ► NOUN (also time lag) ▪ a period of time between two events; a delay. ORIGIN originally in the sense hindmost person : related to the dialect adjective lag (perh …   English terms dictionary

  • lag — lag1 [lag] vi. lagged, lagging [? akin to obs. Dan lakke, to go slowly] 1. a) to fall, move, or stay behind; loiter; linger b) to move or develop more slowly than expected, desired, etc.; be retarded in motion, development, etc. 2. to become… …   English World dictionary

  • Lag — Lag, v. t. 1. To cause to lag; to slacken. [Obs.] To lag his flight. Heywood. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mach.) To cover, as the cylinder of a steam engine, with lags. See {Lag}, n., 4. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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