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delay line

Syllabification: de·lay line

Definition of delay line in English:

noun

1A device producing a specific desired delay in the transmission of a signal.
Example sentences
  • Fortunately for us, we are dealing with digital signals where a delay line can be implemented with nothing more than a FIFO (first in, first out) buffer.
  • In response to an input clock signal, the variable delay line produces a delayed output clock signal that is compared at a race detection circuit to the input clock signal.
  • Then at least one electrical delay line delays the input signal.
1.1A set of mirrors controlling the path lengths between outlying telescopes and a central receiver.
Example sentences
  • By integrating this source with a delay line and a broadband, grazing-incidence toroidal mirror, the researchers generated odd phase-locked harmonics of the laser frequency up to very high orders.

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