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Definition of "nanosecond" []

  • One billionth (10-9) of a second. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "nanosecond" in a sentence
  • "Dan, with all due respect, everyone knows a nanosecond is that magical time between when the locked cardoor leaves your fingertips and the instant your brain realizes that your keys are still in the switch ..."
  • "** Though a nanosecond has a technical definition as a millionth of a second, PT has always been partial to the folk definition: A nanosecond is the length of time between when the light in front of you goes green and the car behind you honks its horn."
  • "Half a nanosecond is my guess as to what would be a truthful answer."
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