picosecond

[ pee-kuh-sek-uhnd, pahy- ]
/ ˈpi kəˌsɛk ənd, ˈpaɪ- /

noun

one trillionth of a second. Abbreviation: ps, psec

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Origin of picosecond

First recorded in 1965–70; pico- + second2
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British Dictionary definitions for picosecond

picosecond
/ (ˈpiːkəʊˌsɛkənd, ˈpaɪkəʊ-) /

noun

a million millionth of a second; 10 –12 second
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