[nan-uh-sek-uh nd, ney-nuh-]
- one billionth of a second. Abbreviation: ns, nsec
Origin of nanosecond
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- one thousand-millionth of a secondSymbol: ns
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Word Origin and History for nanosecond
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- One billionth (10-9) of a second.
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A billionth of a second.
The term is often used to refer to a very short time: “He missed having an accident by nanoseconds.”
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