- one billionth of a second. Abbreviation: ns, nsec
Origin of nanosecond
Related Words for nanosecondmillisecond, nanosecond, flash, heartbeat, instant, jiffy, moment, twinkling, microsecond
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For every nanosecond that I miraculously lift off the ground, I land with an inordinately loud thud.How Taryn Toomey’s ‘The Class’ Became New York’s Latest Fitness Craze
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The water pressure alone would turn a man into a “meat cloud” in a nanosecond, Cameron colorfully explains.James Cameron Dives into the Ocean's Abyss
July 21, 2014
The man behind ‘Moneyball’ goes inside the crazy world of high frequency trading to find billions being made by the nanosecond.Speed Reading Michael Lewis’s ‘Flash Boys’
March 31, 2014
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- one thousand-millionth of a secondSymbol: ns
Word Origin and History for nanosecond
- One billionth (10-9) of a second.
A billionth of a second.