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Latency is a term used for the time it takes for a packet of data to be sent by an application, travel to and be recieved by another application. Higher latency means longer time taken, meaning more delay of the requested action.
-Wow, you have really high latency!

-So that's why my internet is so slow!
by Zelpher March 06, 2009
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Laency is when a system will run slower maybe because you have changed something on the system
I changed some settings on my system took a reboot and it started up slower because it was applying the new settings and this is what we call latency
by Tim Dobson December 08, 2007
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