Examples of nanosecond in a Sentence
It happens in less than a nanosecond.
a nanosecond was about all that it took her to accept his marriage proposal
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One is a dense network of seismographs that feed into a mainframe computer, which can take all the information and within nanoseconds understand that an earthquake is starting.
And that can change in a nanosecond, like some waterfall that suddenly shifts from one vivid shade to another?
At the same time, a conductor must anticipate what comes next and signal the cues a nanosecond ahead of time.
The researchers showed that this sound wave persists for some 5 to 20 nanoseconds, depending on the acoustic frequency.
The difference in path lengths splits the single pulse into two, separated in time by 3.5 nanoseconds, which the telescope then shoots skyward.
Sure, training camp starts soon, and the smart thing would be to laugh it off—pace himself—but to suggest that Crawford spends even a nanosecond mired in internal debate would be wrong.
Weightless numbers may whip around the planet in nanoseconds, but the people who enter, crunch, and work with that data still lumber around the physical world.
There is the probability of an exact location, which holds true only during the nanosecond of perception.
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Did You Know?
The nonserious use of nanosecond is probably much more common than the proper technical use. In measurement terms such as nanosecond, nanogram, and nanometer, nano- means "billionth;" in other kinds of words, its meaning isn't quite so precise. In computers, the speed of reading and writing to random access memory (RAM) is measured in nanoseconds. By comparison, the speed of reading or writing to a hard drive or a CD-ROM player, or for information to travel over the Internet, is measured in milliseconds (thousandths of a second), which are a million times longer than nanoseconds.
Origin and Etymology of nanosecond
First Known Use: 1958See Words from the same year
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