(usually uncountable, plural dwell times)
- (chiefly engineering) The period of time that a system or element of a system remains in a given state.
- The drone has a dwell time of about six hours when operating from an in-theater airfield.
- The part needs a total dwell time in the autoclave of 95 minutes.
- (military) The duty time soldiers have at their domestic home base between foreign deployments.