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delay

failure to perform on time.
Collins Dictionary of Law © W.J. Stewart, 2006

DELAY, civil law. The time allowed either by law or by agreement of the parties to do something.
     2. The law allows a delay, for a party who has been summoned to appear, to make defence, to appeal; it admits of a delay during which and action may be brought, certain rights exercised, and the like.
     3. By the agreement of the parties there may be a delay in the payment of a debt, the fulfillment of a contract, &c. Vide Code, 3, 11, 4; Nov. 69, c. 2 Merl. Rep. h

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Parameter t needs to be estimated in order to obtain absolute delays and accordingly a delay versus fanout curve is determined for an inverter as shown in Figure 22 by fitting simulation data.
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One reason that source synchronous is advantageous over common-clock bus is that its performance depends on relative, rather than absolute delays (however, the receivers' setup and hold timing requirements must still be fulfilled).