- a unit of time equal to one millionth of a second. Symbol: μsec
Origin of microsecond
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Examples from the Web for microsecond
Seemingly a microsecond later, the word came down that the NFL was suspending him indefinitely.How Could the NFL Not Know About the Brutal Second Ray Rice Tape?
September 8, 2014
These over-sized, super powered, high-tech spark plugs deliver an intense electric pulse that is precise down to the microsecond.‘Nuke Mom’ Marisa Sketo Kirsh on Her Vindication
December 5, 2013
If combustion occurs within a battery, says Boeing, it would be snuffed out in a microsecond for lack of oxygen.The Dreamliner Will Fly Again, But Is Boeing Still Blowing Smoke?
March 26, 2013
Microsecond by slow microsecond the Vangs grew and grew and grew.Masters of Space
Edward Elmer Smith
No chart can keep up to the microsecond on these asteroid movements.Eight Keys to Eden
Mark Irvin Clifton
Icarus will be within the star only a matter of a microsecond.The Variable Man
Philip K. Dick
Force of a hydrogen bomb—forty thousand innocent people gone in a microsecond.--And Devious the Line of Duty
Within its certain, limited timing-capacity, it could establish or break a contact within the thousandth of a microsecond.Talents, Incorporated
William Fitzgerald Jenkins
- one millionth of a secondSymbol: μs
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Word Origin and History for microsecond
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- A unit of time equal to one millionth (10-6) of a second.
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