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I am looking for a word to describe two events which occur at the same time and based on the same cause, but one event takes more time than the other to complete. I want to use this word for technical documentation of a process.

For example:

The first module changes in response to a stimulus. The second module changes [simultaneously, but slower].

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    I can't think of a single word to describe this, but in any case it's better make clear that while both modules start changing at the same time, the second module has a slower rate of change. Which is to say that the actual process of change is not simultaneous. – Andrew Jun 27 at 15:19
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    I agree that there probably isn't a word for it, but I would change the current sentence to: The first module changes in response to a stimulus. The second module changes [simultaneously, but at a slower rate]. – Bee Jun 27 at 16:19
  • I think you are both right, as no one has come up with an answer. If either of you want to post your comment as an answer, I'll accept it. – popctrl Jul 1 at 19:15

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