Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One millionth (10−6) of a second.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One millionth of a second: a unit employed in the measurement of exceedingly small intervals of time.

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  • noun metrology An SI unit of time equal to 10−6 seconds. It is commonly represented with symbol µs.

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  • noun one millionth (10^-6) of a second; one thousandth of a millisecond

Etymologies

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micro- +‎ second

Examples

  • Only a slight variation like a different hand placement for a microsecond might be the difference for any given scenario -- nothing more than that.

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  • Only a slight variation like a different hand placement for a microsecond might be the difference for any given scenario -- nothing more than that.

    Matthew Anderson: An Open Letter to the Captains

  • A microsecond is a unit of time equal to one millionth (10-6) of a second.

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  • According to NASA, a complex computer model's preliminary calculation shows that Earth's days should have shortened by 1.26 microseconds (a microsecond is a one millionth of a second).

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  • A chip that stores light for a microsecond is a step towards optical computing

    The Economist: Correspondent's diary

  • A chip that stores light for a microsecond is a step towards optical computing

    The Economist: Correspondent's diary

  • A chip that stores light for a microsecond is a step towards optical computing

    The Economist: Correspondent's diary

  • A chip that stores light for a microsecond is a step towards optical computing

    The Economist: Correspondent's diary

  • Photocells capable of seeing things in a physical sense, advanced photography which can record what is seen or even what is not, thermionic tubes capable of controlling potent forces under the guidance of less power than a mosquito uses to vibrate his wings, cathode ray tubes rendering visible an occurrence so brief that by comparison a microsecond is a long time, relay combinations which will carry out involved sequences of movements more reliably than any human operator and thousands of times as fast — there are plenty of mechanical aids with which to effect a transformation in scientific records.

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  • Photocells capable of seeing things in a physical sense, advanced photography which can record what is seen or even what is not, thermionic tubes capable of controlling potent forces under the guidance of less power than a mosquito uses to vibrate his wings, cathode ray tubes rendering visible an occurrence so brief that by comparison a microsecond is a long time, relay combinations which will carry out involved sequences of movements more reliably than any human operator and thousands of times as fast — there are plenty of mechanical aids with which to effect a transformation in scientific records.

    As We May Think

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  • 0,000 001 millionth of a second (" µs")

    May 17, 2008