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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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It captured, in a split-second, the 'race of the century'.
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WAYNE Rooney is confident Raheem Sterling can still "turn the game in a split-second" if called upon by England.
"Sport is all about split-second decisions, trading risk with reward, and we do not always get these decisions right.
Witnesses said that after the man was dragged from under the bus he started crying - possibly because he had been struck by the vehicle a split-second before he was freed.
No-one wants to cause any harm in a medical setting and things can happen very QUICKLY with hard-pressed staff having to maKe split-second decisions which can be life-changing for the patient and also leave a MARKED impression on the staff themselves.
What I am aghast about is the time, as described by FMA, it took for the necklace to be taken, which was in a "split-second"!
Never mind the paying public (whether at the game or watching increasingly expensive subscription TV), why should the team be punished for the split-second madness of one player?
The researchers blocked learning from, and acting on, past experience by selectively suppressing replay -- encoded as split-second bursts of neuronal activity in the memory hubs of rats performing a maze task.