Technology / Computers / Wait State: A brief delay added before a microprocessor executes an instruction, to allow time for slower memory chips or external devices to respond. A wait states may be one or more of the computer's clock cycles or may be timed differently. One wait state on each access of memory can make the processor up to 20% slower. With no wait state (called zero wait state) the processor will run faster.
State Adjective Synonyms: condition(s), circumstance(s), situation, state of affairs, status, shape, position
State Noun Synonyms: governmental, government, national, federal
Wait Verb Synonyms: tarry, linger, hold on, stay, bide (one's) time, mark time, stand by, cool (one's) heels, stick around, sit tight, hang on, hang about, hang around
Wait Noun Synonyms: be delayed or postponed or deferred or shelved or put off, be tabled, be put on ice or on the back burner
Life Style / Coffee / Single-Estate Coffee: Coffee produced by a single farm, single mill, or single group of farms, and marketed without mixture with other coffees. Many specialty coffees are now identified by estate name, rather than the less MORE
Business / Finance / Single-State Municipal Bond Fund: A whole life insurance policy requiring one premium payment, which accrues cash value much more quickly than a policy paid in installments. MORE