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split second

n.
An instant; a flash.

[Short for split second hands, a stopwatch with two second hands, one beneath the other, one of which may be stopped independently of the other.]

split second

n
an extremely small period of time; instant
adj (prenominal)
1. made or arrived at in an infinitely short time: a split-second decision.
2. depending upon minute precision: split-second timing.

split′ sec′ond


n.
1. a fraction of a second.
2. an infinitesimal amount of time; instant; twinkling.
[1880–85]
split′-sec′ond, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.split second - a very short time (as the time it takes the eye to blink or the heart to beat)split second - a very short time (as the time it takes the eye to blink or the heart to beat); "if I had the chance I'd do it in a flash"
mo, moment, second, minute, bit - an indefinitely short time; "wait just a moment"; "in a mo"; "it only takes a minute"; "in just a bit"
Translations
في جُزء من الثّانِيَه، في وَمْضَة عَيْن
zlomek sekundy
brøkdel af et sekund
másodperc: a másodperc ezredrésze
sekúndubrot
zlomok sekundy
delček sekunde
ansalise

split second

nfrazione f di secondo

split

(split) verb
present participle ˈsplitting. past tense, past participle split
1. to cut or (cause to) break lengthwise. to split firewood; The skirt split all the way down the back seam.
2. to divide or (cause to) disagree. The dispute split the workers into two opposing groups.
noun
a crack or break. There was a split in one of the sides of the box.
ˌsplit-ˈlevel adjective
built, made etc on two levels. a split-level dining room/cooker.
split second
a fraction of a second.
splitting headache
a very bad headache. Turn down the radio – I've a splitting headache.
the splits
the gymnastic exercise of sitting down on the floor with one leg straight forward and the other straight back. to do the splits.
References in classic literature ?
Then next moment came a crash of thunder; but before the thunder a white light had filled the whole room for a single split second.
It was a single error made in a split second based on incorrect data.
Groves (below, after the fight) was happy with his display until one split second when he says his cockiness cost him dearly.
Groves was happy with his display until one split second when he says his cockiness cost him dear.
For a split second I was concerned, and then I could see he could grip the bat," he said of Swann.
Dubai: Shaikha Maitha Bint Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum says a split second could be the difference between success and failure.
Three months later, a proposed funding plan before the California Transportation Commission proffers a paltry vision that won't shave a split second from the worst commute in the nation: northbound Interstate 405 through the Sepulveda Pass.
Mr Oppenheimer said: 'When the news came through on that second wave of attempted attacks, there was maybe a split second when people thought they may have been to cause chaos because they failed to go off at the same time.
June 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Split Second Services completed a successful effort for the Great River Energy Bicycle Festival and Nature Valley Grand Prix at the conclusion of the event on Sunday June 12th.
A split second later, at a speed of only 12 km/sec, the fragment cloud and the object's 150,000-ton core slammed into the ground.