Lead-time meaning

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The time between the initial stage of a project or policy and the appearance of results.

A long lead-time in oil production because of the need for new exploration and drilling.

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The period of time between the decision to make a product and the beginning of actual production.
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(idiomatic) The amount of time between the initiation of some process and its completion, e.g. the time required to manufacture or procure a product; the time required before something can be provided or delivered.

It's an excellent device, but it has a 10-week lead time, so be sure to order it in advance.

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