Response Time

. Computer system: (1) When applied to a complete system, the interval between a user-command and the receipt of an action, result, or feedback from the system. It is expressed as the sum of (a) transmission time of the command to the computer, (b) processing time at the CPU, (c) access time to obtain required data from a storage device, and (d) transmission time of the result back to the user. Also called time to user. (2) When applied to a system component (such as a hard drive), the time taken to react to a system request or a given input.

2. Internet: Time taken by a website server to respond to a user’s or visitor’s request.

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