how to pronounce latency


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the above transcription of latency is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

latency is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of latency in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… hours on 3G latency is expected to drop …”

meanings of latency


  1. A delay, a period between the initiation of something and the occurrence.
  2. A stage in Sigmund Freud's psychoanalytic theory of the psychosexual development of children where children become asexual until their sexual desires come back at puberty.
  3. The state of being latent.
  4. The delay between a stimulus and the response it triggers in an organism.

latency frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word latency occurs in english on average 0.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics latency can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that latency can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) education, science, and technology;

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