Definition of nanosecond in English:

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nanosecond

Pronunciation: /ˈnanə(ʊ)sɛkənd/
(abbreviation ns)

noun

1One thousand-millionth of a second.
Example sentences
  • 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: she can flick between manic laughter and tears in a nanosecond
More example sentences
  • 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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