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split second

noun

Simple Definition of split second

  • : a very short period of time

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of split second

  1. :  a fractional part of a second :  flash

Examples of split second in a sentence

  1. In a split second, it was all over.

  2. <a devastating accident can cause everything in your life to change in a split second>



1912

First Known Use of split second

1912


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