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millisecond

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noun mil·li·sec·ond \ˈmi-lə-ˌse-kənd, -kənt\

Simple Definition of millisecond

  • : one thousandth of a second

Full Definition of millisecond

  1. :  one thousandth of a second

Origin of millisecond

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1909


Medical Dictionary

millisecond

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noun mil·li·sec·ond \ˈmil-ə-ˌsek-ənd, -ənt\

Medical Definition of millisecond

  1. :  one thousandth of a second—abbreviation ms, msec




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