hold time



  • The time interval a phone call makes use of a trunk or channel. This interval may begin, for instance, as soon as the first digit is dialed, and end when the idle state is restored. Also called hold (4).
  • In resistance welding, the time allotted for a weld to harden.
  • After a timing pulse, such as a clock pulse, the time interval during which data input to a device must remain stable in order to insure that said data is correct. Used in the context of computing and digital communications.
  • synonymholding time


  • noun the time spent by a communications circuit on call