Definition of Relaxation time

1. Noun. The time constant of an exponential return of a system to equilibrium after a disturbance.

Generic synonyms: Time Constant



Definition of Relaxation time

1. Noun. (physics) The characteristic time for a system to reach an equilibrium condition after a disturbance ¹

2. Noun. (medicine) The time taken for a muscle to revert to its resting state after being used ¹

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Medical Definition of Relaxation time

1. Time taken for a system to return to the resting or ground state or a new equilibrium state following perturbation. Often used in context of receptor systems that have a refractory period after responding and then relax to a competent state. Can be used more precisely to mean the time for a system to change from its original equilibrium value to 1/e of this original value. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Literary usage of Relaxation time

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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"We have seen above that the relaxation time from the (v — 5) vibrational level of the first excited state is 7.5 X 10~12 second. The relaxation time from ..."

2. Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society by Cambridge Philosophical Society (1843)
"In addition, the results indicate, for 2-04° K., a relaxation time for zero field of 6 ... (The fact that the relaxation time passed through a maximum with ..."

3. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1879)
"Measurements of Mechanical relaxation time. The color change of phenolphthalein was used as a fast-acting indicator of the pressure. ..."

4. Earth Evolution and Its Facial Expression by William Herbert Hobbs (1921)
"The relaxation time is apparently smaller the greater the force and the higher the ... Glass at 300° C. has a relaxation time of the order of a day. ..."

5. Earth Evolution and Its Facial Expression by William Herbert Hobbs (1921)
"The relaxation time is apparently smaller the greater the force and the higher the ... Glass at 300° C. has a relaxation time of the order of a day. ..."

6. Permafrost: Second International Conference, July 13-28, 1973 : USSR by Frederick J. Sanger, Peter J. Hyde (1978)
"For v close to 0.5, the aftereffect time Tp increases and will always be greater than Tg—the relaxation time of the ice. REFERENCES 1. ..."

7. The Theory of Electricity and Magnetism: Being Lectures on Mathematical Physics by Arthur Gordon Webster (1897)
"We shall here, as there, call the time in which the current decreases in the ratio 1/e the relaxation- time, r = L/R. Both in the case of the condenser and ..."

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