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absolute delay

1. The time interval or phase difference between transmission and reception of a signal. 2. The total time between the instant a bit enters the network and the instant a corresponding bit exists the network.[T1.503-1989] [T1.507-1996]

acoustic delay line

A device that introduces a delay in the propagation of an electrical signal by (a) employing a transducer to convert the signal into an acoustic wave, (b) propagating the acoustic wave through a medium such as a column of mercury or a carbon or ferrite rod, and (c) by means of another transducer, converting the acoustic wave back to an electrical signal. Note: An acoustic delay line may be used for temporary storage of information, e.g., a digital data stream.

build-out delay

The maximum variable transmission and processing delay that is permitted in a wideband network. Each PVP (packetized voice protocol) node records the delay that it adds and updates accordingly the TS (time stamp) value in the packet header. When the terminating endpoint of a PVP node receives a voice packet, the provisioned build-out and the time stamp value are compared. If the TS value is larger than the build-out, the PVP node drops the packet. If the delay is less than the provisioned build-out, the packet is delayed by the difference between the two values. [T1.312-1991]

call delay

The delay that occurs when a call arrives at an automatic switching device and no channel or facility is immediately available to process the call. 2. The time between the instant a system receives a call attempt and the instant of initiation of ringing at the call receiver end instrument.

cell delay variation

A quantification of variability in cell delay for an asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) layer connection. [T1.630-1999]

cumulative transit delay

The total transit delay applicable for a data call obtained by summing the individual transit delays of all component portions of the data connection. [T1.615-1992]


The amount of time by which an event is retarded. 2. The time between the instant at which a given event occurs and the instant at which a related aspect of that event occurs. Note 1: The events, relationships, and aspects of the entity being delayed must be precisely specified. Note 2: Total delay may be demonstrated by the impulse response of a device or system. Note 3: In analog systems, total delay is described in terms of the transfer functions in the frequency domain. Synonym delay time. 3. In radar, the electronic delay of the start of the time base used to select a particular segment of the total.

delay distortion

In a waveform consisting of two or more wave components at different frequencies, distortion caused by the difference in arrival times of the frequency components at the output of a transmission system. Synonymtime-delay distortion.

delay encoding

The encoding of binary data to form a two-level signal such that (a) a “0” causes no change of signal level unless it is followed by another “0” in which case a transition to the other level takes place at the end of the first bit period; and (b) a “1” causes a transition from one level to the other in the middle of the bit period. Note: Delay encoding is used primarily for encoding radio signals because the frequency spectrum of the encoded signal contains less low-frequency energy than a conventional non-return-to-zero (NRZ) signal and less high-frequency energy than a biphase signal.

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