split-second

adjective split-sec·ond \ ˈsplit-ˈse-kənd \

Definition of split-second

1 :occurring in a split second
  • a split-second decision
2 :extremely precise
  • split-second timing

First Known Use of split-second

1944


split second

noun

Definition of split second

: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

First Known Use of split second

1912



SPLIT-SECOND Defined for English Language Learners

split-second

adjective

Definition of split-second for English Language Learners

  • : done very quickly

  • : very accurate or precise


split second

noun

Definition of split second for English Language Learners

  • : a very short period of time



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