Definition of settling time in US English:

settling time


  • The time taken for a measuring or control instrument to get within a certain distance of a new equilibrium value without subsequently deviating from it by that amount.

    • ‘Data settling time is often more critical, as the strobe transition is typically more aggressively aligned with the data transition.’
    • ‘However, at intermediate diffusion rates there is a rise in settling time.’
    • ‘The dependence on diffusion constant is complex, affecting both the settling time and the steady-state value of PKC activity.’
    • ‘The settling time of the voltage-clamp was determined by measuring the oocyte membrane potential as a function of time.’
    • ‘This system will allow virtually continuous monitoring, limited only by the settling time required for each measurement.’