Share this entry

Share this page

lead time

Line breaks: lead time
Pronunciation: /ˈliːdtʌɪm
 
/

Definition of lead time in English:

noun

The time between the initiation and completion of a production process: some monthly magazines have a lead time of six months or more [mass noun]: planning is an area where lead time can be reduced
More example sentences
  • Those months in the production lead time must be absorbed each year, and without purchasing additional steel, there is no surge capability.
  • The lead time for these products will be measured in weeks.
  • ‘There is a shorter lead time in holidays these days’, he said.

Definition of lead time in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day cumbersome
Pronunciation: ˈkʌmbəs(ə)m
adjective
large or heavy and therefore difficult to carry…