microsecond


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mi·cro·sec·ond

 (mī′krō-sĕk′ənd)
n.
One millionth (10-6) of a second.

microsecond

(ˈmaɪkrəʊˌsɛkənd)
n
(Units) one millionth of a second. Symbol: μs

mi•cro•sec•ond

(ˈmaɪ krəˌsɛk ənd)

n.
a unit of time equal to one millionth of a second. Symbol:μsec.
[1905–10]

mi·cro·sec·ond

(mī′krō-sĕk′ənd)
A unit of time equal to one millionth (10-6) of a second.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.microsecond - one millionth (10^-6) of a secondmicrosecond - one millionth (10^-6) of a second; one thousandth of a millisecond
time unit, unit of time - a unit for measuring time periods
nanosecond - one billionth (10^-9) of a second; one thousandth of a microsecond
millisecond, msec - one thousandth (10^-3) of a second
Translations

microsecond

[ˈmaɪkrəʊˌsekənd] Nmicrosegundo m

microsecond

[ˈmaɪkrəʊˌsɛkənd] nmicrosecondo
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