microsecond

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noun mi·cro·sec·ond \ˈmī-krō-ˌse-kənd, -kənt\

Definition of microsecond

  1. :  one millionth of a second

Origin and Etymology of microsecond

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1906


MICROSECOND Defined for English Language Learners

microsecond

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noun mi·cro·sec·ond \ˈmī-krō-ˌse-kənd, -kənt\

Definition of microsecond for English Language Learners

  • : one millionth of a second

  • : a very short period of time


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microsecond

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noun mi·cro·sec·ond \ˈmī-krō-ˌsek-ənd, -ənt\

Medical Definition of microsecond

  1. :  one millionth of a second

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