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An order released Tuesday by the Securities and Exchange Commission allows NYSE to add a delay of 350 microseconds, or millionths of a second, to all stock trades on NYSE MKT, one of the Big Board’s smaller sister exchanges.
Because IEX planned to delay incoming and outgoing information to the broader market by 350 microseconds each way, the Securities and Exchange Commission was forced to reinterpret a key provision of Reg NMS to approve IEX’s application.
The airbag defect involves propellants, or explosives, that help inflate airbags in microseconds.
The speed bump slows trades down by only 350 microseconds — or millionths of a second — but that is an eternity in a stock exchange universe in which computers can buy and sell stocks in nanoseconds — or billionths of a second.
With months of Cray time, Kollman and Duan followed their little protein for a billion femtoseconds – which is just one microsecond.
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Origin and Etymology of microsecond
First Known Use: 1906See Words from the same year
MICROSECOND Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of microsecond for English Language Learners
: one millionth of a second
: a very short period of time
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