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lag

1. verb To move or happen at a slower pace than someone or something else. Why are you guys lagging behind? Pick up the pace! We had thought the turnout for these events would pick up, but it's really lagged behind our estimates.
2. noun A period of time between two events or actions. I didn't think you were interested in coming—I mean, there was quite a lag between when I sent the invitation and when you responded.

lag behind

To move or happen at a slower pace than someone or something else. Why are you guys lagging behind? Pick up the pace! We had thought the turnout for these events would pick up, but it's really lagged behind our estimates.
See also: behind, lag

lag behind in something

to fall behind in something. I am lagging behind in my car payments. She is lagging behind in her homework assignments.
See also: behind, lag

lag behind (someone or something)

to linger behind someone or something; to fall behind someone or something. Come on up here. Don't lag behind us or you'll get lost. Please don't lag behind the donkeys. Come up here with the rest of the hikers.
See also: behind, lag

lag behind

v.
1. To fail to maintain the pace or progress of someone or something; straggle: I lagged behind the rest of the hikers and got lost. Don't forget to do your readings for class, or you'll lag behind.
2. To proceed or develop with comparative slowness: Sales are lagging behind this year compared to last year.
See also: behind, lag
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When the analysis was extended to lag 0-40, the estimated effects at 40 days were similar to those at 30 days [0.
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The Gamma nail and lag screw were removed and replaced by an uncemented total hip arthroplasty.
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Se aplico un diseno observacional descriptivo de tipo transversal que permitio estimar los intervalos de referencia para el lag de acomodacion en grupos de edad quinquenales entre 5 y 19 anos.
Slower reaction of exchange response of monetary changes is also a source of lag.
0435 Notes: Optimal lag lengths are given for ADF, DF-GLS, Elliott-Rothenberg-Stock tests and optimal bandwidths are given for PP and KPSS tests.
In this paper we explore the impact of detection lags in collusion sustainability under Abreu's optimal punishment penal code.
The occupational hazards posed by fatigue, dulled reflexes and loss of concentration resulting from jet lag have been well documented by the National Transportation Safety Board; National Aeronautics and Space Administration; Department of State's Safety, Health and Environmental Management Office; and others.
The airline has developed an online "Jet Lag Advisor" with British sleep expert Chris Idzikowski.
At the end of the longitudinal study, infants were classified into three outcomes: 90 percent of infants diagnosed with ASD exhibited head lag as infants; 54 percent of children meeting criteria for social/communication delay had exhibited head lag as infants, and; 35 percent of children not meeting the criteria for social or communication delay or ASD exhibited head lag at 6 months.
in this condition, all stimuli appeared sequentially at the same location so that targets were backward masked), performance was monotonically related to lag with no Lag 1 sparing when spatial switching was involved.
have developed a system for studying the biology of Salmonella during its lag phase.
Most of the empirical studies examining the temporal relationship between futures and cash returns supported the lead effect more than the lag effect.
However, this exponential growth phase is preceded by a period known as lag phase, where no increase in cell number is seen.