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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.
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2004, has a double column wheel guaranteeing, among other benefits, perfect sequencing of the start, stop, split-second, realignment and zero setting phases of the chronograph hands.
During this critical phase of flight, Capt Hall made a split-second decision to execute a high-speed abort.
For their split-second decisions during their 15-minute pursuit of the drug smuggler, the two agents were convicted in a trial where important evidence was withheld from the jury, and where the dubious testimony of the smuggler, who was granted immunity by the U.
Facing a split-second, life-and-death situation, Deputy Frank Huber took cover and instead of firing his own gun, began negotiating with the gunman.
That extra split-second is the difference when you play against Premiership players.
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When he noticed his black trunks were missing during La Sylphide one night, Barbee made a split-second decision to wear a pair of valentine red underwear beneath his Madge costume, a big dress that shows his bare legs.