Definition of picosecond in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ˈpiːkəʊsɛkənd/
Pronunciation: /ˈpʌɪkəʊsɛkənd/
(abbreviation ps)


One trillionth of a second: the first picosecond of the Big Bang
More example sentences
  • A typical chemical reaction takes place on a timescale of about a picosecond.
  • In contrast, most current MD simulations for larger realistic systems are usually restricted to a few nanoseconds or picoseconds.
  • They plan to use a UV laser to fire a 5-joule pulse lasting less than half a picosecond.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: pico|sec¦ond

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

More words in this category

dioptre ell 1 fm gal. gall.