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n. Abbr. ns or nsec
One billionth (10-9) of a second.
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(Units) one thousand-millionth of a second. Symbol: ns
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(ˈnæn əˌsɛk ənd, ˈneɪ nə-)

one billionth of a second. Abbr.: ns, nsec
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Noun1.nanosecond - one billionth (10^-9) of a second; one thousandth of a microsecond
time unit, unit of time - a unit for measuring time periods
picosecond - one trillionth (10^-12) of a second; one thousandth of a nanosecond
microsecond - one millionth (10^-6) of a second; one thousandth of a millisecond
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nNanosekunde f
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