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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.]
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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.
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split′ sec′ond


n.
1. a fraction of a second.
2. an infinitesimal amount of time; instant; twinkling.
[1880–85]
split′-sec′ond, adj.
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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"
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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
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
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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.
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Summary: A split second is all it takes to change lives forever.
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In split second the agile cop pulled out the passenger from coming under wheels of the moving train.
Covey says that in the brief instance between our experience and our response to that experience there is a split second in which our subconscious mind can make a choice.
In the split second after opening a gift, the receiver's true feelings may be observable, before learned responses kick in.
It was a single error made in a split second based on incorrect data.
"Had he reacted a split second later I dread to think what would have happened as the young man's upper torso, shoulders and head were under the bus.
Groves was happy with his display until one split second when he says his cockiness cost him dear.