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 (pē′kə-sĕk′ənd, pī′-)
n. Abbr. ps or psec
One trillionth (10-12) of a second.
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(ˈpiːkəʊˌsɛkənd; ˈpaɪkəʊ-)
(Units) a million millionth of a second; 10–12 second
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(ˈpi kəˌsɛk ənd, ˈpaɪ-)

one trillionth of a second.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.picosecond - one trillionth (10^-12) of a second; one thousandth of a nanosecond
time unit, unit of time - a unit for measuring time periods
femtosecond - one quadrillionth (10^-15) of a second; one thousandth of a picosecond
nanosecond - one billionth (10^-9) of a second; one thousandth of a microsecond
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