Definition of millisecond in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmiləˌsekənd/


One thousandth of a second.
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: mil·li·sec·ond

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