A defined time allowed for an event after which an alternative action is taken.
an example of an asynchronous event and Java has no direct support for asynchronous events
an interrupt signal generated when a program has not received input after a certain period of time
A time interval that is allotted for an event to occur or complete before operation is interrupted.
the interval of time after which an operation will give up its action
Event that occurs when one network device expects to hear from another network device within a specified period of time, but does not. The resulting timeout usually results in a retransmission of information or the dissolving of the session between the two devices.
(1) An event that occurs at the end of a predetermined period of time that began at the occurrence of another specified event. (2) A time interval allotted for certain operations to occur; for example, response to polling or addressing before system operation is interrupted and must be restarted.
An interruption caused by a program or device that has not received any input in a defined period of time. An ATM for example performs a time-out if the password is not entered quickly enough.
A time limit for an operation. If the timeout period expires before the operation completes successfully, some default or alternative action is taken.
The expiration of a pre-defined interval which then triggers some action. For example, in a 30- second, no activity timeout, disconnection occurs after 30 seconds of no data activity. Simple eh? Alternatively, the length or existence of such an interval. Back to
A time event involving: An event that happens at the end of a predetermined period of time that began at the happening of another specified event. A time interval allotted for certain operations to happen. For example, response to polling or addressing before system operation is interrupted and must be restarted. A terminal feature that logs off a user if an entry is not made within a specified period of time.