Definition of nanosecond in English:

nanosecond

Syllabification: nan·o·sec·ond
Pronunciation: /ˈnanōˌsekənd
 
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(abbreviation: ns)

noun

1One billionth of a second.
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  • If you do the same math for PC 100, you get eight bytes running parallel every 10 nanoseconds for about 80 nanoseconds.
  • A comparison of hydration patterns during the second and third nanoseconds showed no further change, compared to the first nanosecond.
  • A number of time-resolved Laue studies have been performed with time resolutions varying from nanoseconds to milliseconds.
1.1 informal A very short time; a moment: he replied without a nanosecond’s hesitation
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  • Now I'm willing to entertain almost any notion for at least a nanosecond.
  • The boys dashed through the showers in about a nano-second - barely getting wet.
  • Unfortunately, in his business, fun can turn to agony in a nanosecond.

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