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Because capitalist society has expanded the productive forces so enormously, the social conditions under which it arose lag behind and become fetters holding back the further growth of productive forces.
Earl Browder

Meaning of "lag" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD LAG

Of obscure origin.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF LAG

lag  [læɡ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF LAG

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Lag is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb lag in English.

WHAT DOES LAG MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Lag

Lag is a failure of an application to respond in a timely fashion to inputs. In reference to video games, lag is the delay between an action by a player and the reaction of the game. In distributed applications, lag is often caused by communication latency, which is the time taken for a sent packet of data to be received at the other end. It includes the time to encode the packet for transmission and transmit it, the time for that data to traverse the network equipment between the nodes, and the time to receive and decode the data. This is also known as "one-way latency". A minimum bound on latency is determined by the distance between communicating devices and the speed at which the signal propagates in the circuits. Actual latency is often much higher because of packet processing in networking equipment, and other traffic. The term lag is often also used as a synonym for communication latency. This can be misleading because there can be other causes for the symptom.

Definition of lag in the English dictionary

The first definition of lag in the dictionary is to hang or fall in movement, progress, development, etc. Other definition of lag is to fall away in strength or intensity. Lag is also to determine an order of play in certain games, as by rolling marbles towards a line or, in billiards, hitting cue balls up the table against the top cushion in an attempt to bring them back close to the headrail.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO LAG

PRESENT

Present
I lag
you lag
he/she/it lags
we lag
you lag
they lag
Present continuous
I am lagging
you are lagging
he/she/it is lagging
we are lagging
you are lagging
they are lagging
Present perfect
I have lagged
you have lagged
he/she/it has lagged
we have lagged
you have lagged
they have lagged
Present perfect continuous
I have been lagging
you have been lagging
he/she/it has been lagging
we have been lagging
you have been lagging
they have been lagging
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I lagged
you lagged
he/she/it lagged
we lagged
you lagged
they lagged
Past continuous
I was lagging
you were lagging
he/she/it was lagging
we were lagging
you were lagging
they were lagging
Past perfect
I had lagged
you had lagged
he/she/it had lagged
we had lagged
you had lagged
they had lagged
Past perfect continuous
I had been lagging
you had been lagging
he/she/it had been lagging
we had been lagging
you had been lagging
they had been lagging
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will lag
you will lag
he/she/it will lag
we will lag
you will lag
they will lag
Future continuous
I will be lagging
you will be lagging
he/she/it will be lagging
we will be lagging
you will be lagging
they will be lagging
Future perfect
I will have lagged
you will have lagged
he/she/it will have lagged
we will have lagged
you will have lagged
they will have lagged
Future perfect continuous
I will have been lagging
you will have been lagging
he/she/it will have been lagging
we will have been lagging
you will have been lagging
they will have been lagging
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would lag
you would lag
he/she/it would lag
we would lag
you would lag
they would lag
Conditional continuous
I would be lagging
you would be lagging
he/she/it would be lagging
we would be lagging
you would be lagging
they would be lagging
Conditional perfect
I would have lag
you would have lag
he/she/it would have lag
we would have lag
you would have lag
they would have lag
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been lagging
you would have been lagging
he/she/it would have been lagging
we would have been lagging
you would have been lagging
they would have been lagging
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you lag
we let´s lag
you lag
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to lag
Past participle
lagged
Present Participle
lagging
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE LAG

lag correlation
lag screw
lagan
Lagarde
lagena
lageniform
lager
lager lout
lager top
lager tops
lagered
lagered-up
Lagerfeld
Lagerkvist
lagerphone
laggard
laggardly
laggardness

WORDS THAT END LIKE LAG

ag
airbag
bag
bean bag
carry-on bag
dag
drag
flag
gag
handbag
hashtag
jag
mag
rag
sag
swag
tag
the Red Flag
vag
wag

Synonyms and antonyms of lag in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «LAG»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «lag» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of lag
dawdle · decrease · delay · diminish · drop · ebb · fail · fall off · flag · hang back · idle · linger · loiter · saunter · slacken · straggle · tarry · trail · wane

Translation of «lag» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF LAG

Find out the translation of lag to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of lag from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «lag» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

落后
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

quedarse atrás
570 millions of speakers

English

lag
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अंतराल
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تأخر
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

отставание
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

ficar para trás
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বিলম্ব
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

rester à la traîne
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Lag
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

zurückbleiben
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

遅れる
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

뒤처지다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Lag
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

lag
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பின்னடைவு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अंतर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

gecikme
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

trascinarsi
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

lag
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

відставання
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

lag
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

lag
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

lag
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

trög
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

etterslep
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of lag

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «LAG»

The term «lag» is very widely used and occupies the 7.757 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «LAG» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about lag

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10 QUOTES WITH «LAG»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word lag.
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Earl Browder
Because capitalist society has expanded the productive forces so enormously, the social conditions under which it arose lag behind and become fetters holding back the further growth of productive forces.
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Mitch Daniels
Our educational results lag behind other states, and other nations, but worse still, behind the potential of the kids and the devoted teachers in our classrooms.
3
Kenneth Fisher
Normally, if you have a huge category that leads a bear market all the way down to the bottom - like tech after 2000, or energy in the '80-'82 bear market - you get one quick pop, and then years of lag as we fight the old war.
4
Romain Grosjean
Sometimes the challenge of beating the jet lag and getting a decent sleep can be as hard to solve as finding the right setup for the car!
5
Amanda Hearst
One of my favorite luxuries in life is travel. Jet lag and lost baggage aside, it's an incredible way to learn about other cultures, meet new people, broaden your horizons... and do some amazing shopping!
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Don Johnson
You're in this constant state of flux and transition, as if you had jet lag all the time. The acting part of it is easy. It's all the other things that come with it that are a bit difficult.
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Bill Owens
This year, we must address the Colorado Paradox. We have more college degrees per capita than any state. Yet we lag the nation in the percentage of students who go on to higher education.
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Jason Silva
As technology continues to increase our possibilities, what we're seeing is a shrinking of the lag time between what we dream about and what we create.
9
Molly Sims
I was always getting run-down from jet lag and being in strange towns where I didn't speak the language or know what the food was like.
10
Skrillex
I seem to spend a minimum of eight hours a day in transit of some sort or another... that's eight hours of your life gone. People always ask if I suffer from jet lag, but it's kinda become really normal for me... Although the jet lag does become a factor and you're pretty much always tired.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «LAG»

Discover the use of lag in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to lag and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Lag: A Look at Circadian Desynchronization
How much does fatigue cost you? Only the reader will know, but factors that can influence the costs were discussed in this book.
Bill Ragan, 2007
2
Internal Time: Chronotypes, Social Jet Lag, and Why You're ...
By understanding and respecting our internal time, we can live better.
Till Roenneberg, 2012
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Time-lag control systems
Time-lag control systems
Og?uzto?reli, 1966
4
The Cure for Jet Lag
A three-step system developed at Argonne National Laboratory and used by Fortune 500 executives and the U.S. Army Rapid Deployment forces.
Lynne Waller Scanlon, Charles F. Ehret, Kris Warrenburg, 2009
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Age and structural lag: society's failure to provide ...
As a team of widely known experts, the editors offer a unique blend of psychological and sociological insights to this book on Age and Structural Lag.
Matilda White Riley, Robert Louis Kahn, Anne Foner, 1994
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The Global Soul: Jet Lag, Shopping Malls, and the Search for ...
"As a guide to far-flung places, Pico Iyer can hardly be surpassed," The New Yorker has written. In The Global Soul, he extends the meaning of far-flung to places within and all around us. From the Hardcover edition.
Pico Iyer, 2011
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Global Broadband Battles: Why the U.S. and Europe Lag While ...
This book explains why Asia leads the broadband revolution while the United States and Europe struggle to keep up. "Martin Fransman is a pioneer in analyzing the development of high-tech industries.
Martin Fransman, 2006
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The Effects of Structural Flap-Lag and Pitch-Lag Coupling on ...
Structural Flap-Lag Coupling and Pitch-Lag Coupling in Combination Effects of flexure inclination and the flap-lag stiffness difference at zero pitch angle-Thc skewed flap/skewed lead-lag flexures (configuration four) were tested to examine the ...
9
Defining Lag Time in Bacterial Growth
We move on to four definitions of lag time and review several models from the literature. We then introduce an n-compartmental system and its associated lag time. Finally, we give some conclusions and possible future work.
Balazs Feher, University of Guelph. Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Guelph. School of Graduate Studies, 2007
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Network Scheduling Techniques for Construction Project ...
4.9. Notes. on. Negative. Lag. and. Dangling. Activities. First, our notes on dangling activities. Dangling activities usually emerge as a result of a deficient network logic. First, this logic should be corrected. The best we can do is if during the ...
M. Hajdu, Miklós Hajdu (Ph. D.), 1996

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «LAG»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term lag is used in the context of the following news items.
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MPs to launch inquiry into why UK schools lag behind other …
MPs to launch inquiry into why UK schools lag behind other countries: 'We want to be the cutting edge of education' ... «The Independent, Jul 15»
2
Efforts lag to get Detroit firefighters medical training : News …
DETROIT (AP) -- Officials say efforts to train Detroit firefighters as medical first responders are behind schedule. The Detroit News reports ... «UpperMichigansSource.com, Jul 15»
3
Positives and Negatives: San Jose Earthquakes at LA Galaxy - LAG
Despite some disjointed play and early-game defensive lapses, LA managed to help Steven Gerrard enjoy a 5-2 victory in his MLS debut. «LAG Confidential, Jul 15»
4
Why should I lag behind, asks Ashwin - The Hindu
One of the few off-spinners in world cricket with a clean action, R. Ashwin admits that the need to use the allowed 15-degree flex does arise in ... «The Hindu, Jul 15»
5
Comerica Earnings Lag on High Provisions, Revenues Up Y/Y …
Comerica Incorporated 's CMA second-quarter 2015 earnings per share of 73 cents came a penny below the Zacks Consensus Estimate. «Nasdaq, Jul 15»
6
Chrysler Building Ram 1500 Diesels, But Sales Lag
Through June, FCA says the diesel makes up 18% of the Ram 1500s shipped from the plant but only 12% of the retail mix. The automaker says ... «Ward's Auto, Jul 15»
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Kansas City Southern Q2 Earnings Meet, Revenues Lag - July 17 …
Kansas City Southern (KSU - Analyst Report) reported second-quarter 2015 adjusted earnings of $1.03 per share, in line with the Zacks ... «Zacks.com, Jul 15»
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Grainger Beats on Q2 Earnings, Revenues Lag; Lowers View - July …
W.W. Grainger, Inc.'s (GWW - Analyst Report) second-quarter 2015 adjusted earnings per share of $3.27 increased 6% from the prior-year ... «Zacks.com, Jul 15»
9
SE Asia Stocks - Thai shares lag region on week
BANGKOK, July 17 Thailand's main stock index fell for a fourth day on Friday, extending weaknesses for a third straight week, led down by ... «Reuters UK, Jul 15»
10
3 billion miles, 4.5 hours of shutter lag: The closest and most …
It may have taken 9.5 years, but NASA's New Horizons mission has finally been completed, sending back high-resolution photos of Pluto, ... «imaging resource, Jul 15»

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