Waiting Time

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Definition: Waiting Time


Quick Summary of Waiting Time


A waiting period is the period of time between when an action is requested or mandated and when it occurs.



What is the dictionary definition of Waiting Time?

Dictionary Definition


A waiting period is the period of time between when an action is requested or mandated and when it occurs.


Full Definition of Waiting Time


In business finance, a waiting period (or quiet period) is the time in which a company making an initial public offering (IPO) must be silent about it, so as not to inflate the value of the stock artificially. It is also called the cooling-off period.

In the manufacturing industry, Waiting time refers to the period during which either machinery or machine operators are sat idle; perhaps waiting for work, materials, or maintenance repairs.


Synonyms For Waiting Time


wait time, withdrawal period, latency, waiting period, latencies

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Definition Sources


Definitions for Waiting Time are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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