Technology / Home Audio / Delay: A signal processing device or circuit used to delay one or more of the output signals by a controllable amount. This feature is used to correct for loudspeaker drivers that are mounted such that their points of apparent sound origin (not necessarily their voice coils) are not physically aligned. Good delay circuits are frequency independent, meaning the specified delay is equal for all audio frequencies (constant group delay). Delay circuits based on digital sampling techniques are inherently frequency independent and thus preferred.
Delay Noun Synonyms: lull, interlude, hiatus, interruption, gap, interval, lacuna, stop, stoppage, wait, waiting, hold-up, suspension
Delay Adjective Synonyms: postpone, put off or aside, defer, temporize, suspend, shelve, hold off or up (on), put on hold, hold in abeyance, put or keep in a holding pattern, pigeon-hole, put on ice, put in or into the deep-freeze, put on the back burner
Delay Verb Synonyms: hold up or back, detain, impede, hinder, retard, keep, bog down, set back, slow (up or down), stop, arrest, halt, check, obstruct
Technology / Home Audio / Phase Delay: A phase-shifted sine wave appears displaced in time from the input waveform. This displacement is called phase delay. MORE
Entertainment / Football / Delay Of Game: A foul which occurs when the offensive team does not put the ball in play before the play clock runs out. There are also less common occurrences which result in a delay of game foul. Penalty: 5 yards. MORE