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Definition of Lag

Lag

  1. Coming tardily after or behind; slow; tardy.
  2. Last; long-delayed; -- obsolete, except in the phrase lag end.
  3. Last made; hence, made of refuse; inferior.
  4. One who lags; that which comes in last.
  5. The fag-end; the rump; hence, the lowest class.
  6. The amount of retardation of anything, as of a valve in a steam engine, in opening or closing.
  7. A stave of a cask, drum, etc.; especially (Mach.), one of the narrow boards or staves forming the covering of a cylindrical object, as a boiler, or the cylinder of a carding machine or a steam engine.
  8. See Graylag.
  9. To walk or more slowly; to stay or fall behind; to linger or loiter.
  10. To cause to lag; to slacken.
  11. To cover, as the cylinder of a steam engine, with lags. See Lag, n., 4.
  12. One transported for a crime.
  13. To transport for crime.
  14. 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.

Lag Quotations

My fans don't feel like I hold anything back from them. They know whatever I'm going through now, they'll hear about it on a record someday. They'll hear the real story. There's a little bit of lag time. It's not as instant as going on a gossip blog. But it's much more accurate.
Taylor Swift

Our educational results lag behind other states, and other nations, but worse still, behind the potential of the kids and the devoted teachers in our classrooms.
Mitch Daniels

As technology continues to increase our possibilities, what we're seeing is a shrinking of the lag time between what we dream about and what we create.
Jason Silva

This year, we must address the Colorado Paradox. We have more college degrees per capita than any state. Yet we lag the nation in the percentage of students who go on to higher education.
Bill Owens

I seem to spend a minimum of eight hours a day in transit of some sort or another... that's eight hours of your life gone. People always ask if I suffer from jet lag, but it's kinda become really normal for me... Although the jet lag does become a factor and you're pretty much always tired.
Skrillex
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Lag Translations

lag in Norwegian is sommel
lag in Spanish is atrasarse
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