turnaround time

Definitions

Computing

  • noun the length of time it takes to switch data flow direction in a half duplex system
  • noun the time taken to activate a program and produce the result which the user has asked for
  • acronymTAT

Electronics

  • The time necessary for a result to be obtained once all that is needed has been furnished. For example, the time that elapses between the entering of a database query and receiving the results.
  • In a half-duplex circuit, the time a unit requires to switch from a receiving mode to a transmitting mode, and vice versa.
  • The time required for a transceiver to switch from a receiving mode to a transmitting mode, and vice versa.

Information & Library Science

  • noun the time taken to complete a job from beginning to end
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