One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A time set aside for relaxation.
2Science the time taken for a system to return to a state of equilibrium; specifically (in cases in which the process of return is exponential), the time taken for the deviation from equilibrium to be reduced by a factor e.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The Westminster Review.
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