from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One billionth (10-9) of a second.
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- n. A measure of time equal to one billionth of a second. Abbreviation: ns
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- n. one billionth (10^-9) of a second; one thousandth of a microsecond
Dan, with all due respect, everyone knows a nanosecond is that magical time between when the locked cardoor leaves your fingertips and the instant your brain realizes that your keys are still in the switch ...
** Though a nanosecond has a technical definition as a millionth of a second, PT has always been partial to the folk definition: A nanosecond is the length of time between when the light in front of you goes green and the car behind you honks its horn.
Half a nanosecond is my guess as to what would be a truthful answer.
Saves me like nanoseconds in time, but still, a nanosecond is a nanosecond.
"He professed no alarm about bad news from Iraq, saying that recent trends (such as a spike in killings) were just a 'nanosecond' in historical terms."
At the last "nanosecond," Derek Parsons said, he looked up.
Gutterman , acknowledged that sometimes police have to make shooting judgments in a " nanosecond, " but added " this was just tunnel vision, contagious shooting.
The Israeli government under PM Benjamin Netanyahu has not for a nanosecond reduced its commitment to peace.
The nanosecond you receive deeply disconcerting news, pay attention to your reaction, and honor your upset.
And the legion of young new supporters was too busy texting to pay attention for longer than a nanosecond.
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