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  • n. An SI unit of time equal to 10−18 seconds.

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  • n. one quintillionth (10^-18) of a second; one thousandth of a femtosecond

Etymologies

atto- +‎ second (Wiktionary)

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  • “Stress may be most readily associated with the attosecond pace of postindustrial society, but the body’s stress response is one of our oldest possessions.�?

    The New York Times, Brain Is a Co-Conspirator in a Vicious Stress Loop, by Natalie Angier, August 17, 2009

    August 21, 2009

  • 0,000 000 000 000 000 001 of a second ("as")

    May 17, 2008

  • one quintillionth of a second

    February 2, 2007