Definition of millisecond in English:


Line breaks: milli|sec¦ond
Pronunciation: /ˈmɪlɪsɛk(ə)nd


  • One thousandth of a second.
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    • A large variety of gamma-ray burst durations are known, from a few milliseconds to thousands of seconds.
    • The hard disk operates in milliseconds, or thousandths of a second, because it is mechanical.
    • Competitors will now have to keep the foil's tip on their opponent's target area for a whole 15 milliseconds instead of two milliseconds.

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