nanosecond
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1959 1. one billionth of a second 2. a very brief moment

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  • nanosecond — nan‧o‧sec‧ond [ˈnænəʊˌsekənd ǁ noʊ ] noun [countable] COMPUTING one Billionth of a second. Nanoseconds are used to talk about the speed at which computer chip S do calculations: • They will produce a bit of data in 30 nanoseconds. * * *… …   Financial and business terms

  • nanosecond — (n.) 1959, from NANO (Cf. nano ) + SECOND (Cf. second) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • nanosecond — ► NOUN ▪ one thousand millionth of a second …   English terms dictionary

  • nanosecond — [nan′ōsek΄ənd, nan′ə sek΄ənd] n. one billionth of a second: abbrev. ns …   English World dictionary

  • Nanosecond — A nanosecond (ns) is one billionth of a second (10−9 s). One nanosecond is to one second as one second is to 31.7 years. The word nanosecond is formed by the prefix nano and the unit second. Its symbol is ns. A nanosecond is equal to 1000… …   Wikipedia

  • nanosecond — UK [ˈnænəʊˌsekənd] / US [ˈnænoʊˌsekənd] noun [countable] Word forms nanosecond : singular nanosecond plural nanoseconds a unit for measuring time. There are one billion (= one thousand million) nanoseconds in a second …   English dictionary

  • Nanosecond — very brief period of time: With you in a nanosecond …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • nanosecond — Australian Slang very brief period of time: With you in a nanosecond …   English dialects glossary

  • nanosecond — nanosekundė statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Dalinis laiko matavimo vienetas, 10⁹ karto mažesnis už sekundę: 1 ns = 10⁻⁹ s. atitikmenys: angl. nanosecond vok. Nanosekunde, f rus. наносекунда, f pranc. nanoseconde, f …   Penkiakalbis aiškinamasis metrologijos terminų žodynas

  • nanosecond — nanosekundė statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. nanosecond vok. Nanosekunde, f rus. наносекунда, f pranc. nanoseconde, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • nanosecond — nanosekundė statusas T sritis informatika apibrėžtis Tarptautinės matavimo vienetų sistemos (SI) laiko matavimo vienetas, lygus vienai milijardajai (10⁻⁹ ) sekundės daliai. Santrumpa ns. santrumpa( os) ns atitikmenys: angl. nanosecond …   Enciklopedinis kompiuterijos žodynas

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