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Webster 1913 Edition


Lagging

Lag′ging

,
Noun.
1.
(Mach.)
The clothing (esp., an outer, wooden covering), as of a steam cylinder, applied to prevent the radiation of heat; a covering of lags; – called also
deading
and
cleading
.
2.
Lags, collectively; narrow planks extending from one rib to another in the centering of arches.

Webster 1828 Edition


Lagging

LAG'GING

,
ppr.
Loitering; moving slowly and falling behind.
The nurse went lagging after with the child.

Definition 2022


lagging

lagging

English

Adjective

lagging (comparative more lagging, superlative most lagging)

  1. falling behind, not keeping up the pace
  2. Occurring after; indicating the later phase of
    • 1944, David Hay Surgeoner, Radio for aeroplanes‎, page 34:
      A leading wave is one which reaches its maximum value before another, which is thus a lagging wave

Quotations

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Coordinate terms

Derived terms

  • lagging indicator

Noun

lagging (usually uncountable, plural laggings)

  1. The covering of something with strips of felt, wood etc, either as insulation or for protection.
  2. The material so used.
  3. (slang, countable) A prison sentence.

Translations

Verb

lagging

  1. present participle of lag

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