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microsecond

[ mahy-kruh-sek-uhnd ]
/ ˈmaɪ krəˌsɛk ənd /
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noun

a unit of time equal to one millionth of a second. Symbol: μsec

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Origin of microsecond

First recorded in 1905–10; micro- + second2
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British Dictionary definitions for microsecond

microsecond
/ (ˈmaɪkrəʊˌsɛkənd) /

noun

one millionth of a secondSymbol: μs
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Scientific definitions for microsecond

microsecond
[ mīkrō-sĕk′ənd ]

A unit of time equal to one millionth (10-6) of a second.
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