one thousandth of a second. Abbreviation: msec
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How to use millisecond in a sentence
The art and science of identity has evolved with technological advances and the need to facilitate an incredibly complex series of decisions and actions to deliver the right content to the right person or persona – all in milliseconds.
FRBs typically last a few milliseconds and are never seen again.Some fast radio bursts come from the spiral arms of other galaxies | Lisa Grossman | June 1, 2021 | Science News
His pitches seemed to dart in the millisecond between crossing the plate and reaching the catcher’s mitt.Max Scherzer’s Nationals sputter, lose Hall of Fame pitching matchup to Clayton Kershaw’s Dodgers | Jesse Dougherty | April 12, 2021 | Washington Post
According to LeClair, “The best in class organizations can do all of this – from initial detection to data assembly, to making a decision, and delivering it – in less than 200 milliseconds”.
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Within a millisecond the shock shuttles through your body; grief consumes your soul.There’s No Crying in Journalism—Even After the Horrifying Connecticut School Shootings | Lauren Ashburn | December 16, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
I have no idea what any of us were looking at that particular millisecond when the picture was taken.Secretary Clinton Brokers a Deal to Fund the Libyan Opposition | Barbie Latza Nadeau | May 5, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST
As expected, the two kissed for a millisecond and the crowd erupted in applause and cheers.
To get all that stuff and 'port up here in the millisecond or so we had the screens open?The Galaxy Primes | Edward Elmer Smith
The telepaths were trained to become ultrasensitive, trained to become aware of the Dragons in less than a millisecond.The Game of Rat and Dragon | Cordwainer Smith
"Point six three eight seconds, sir," the Omans said, holding up a millisecond timer.Masters of Space | Edward Elmer Smith
Now, fractions of a millisecond later, the Lady May was directly in line.The Game of Rat and Dragon | Cordwainer Smith
British Dictionary definitions for millisecond
one thousandth of a second: Symbol: ms
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