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  • Used in a common chronometric counting scheme, in which each iteration is sequentially numbered and supposed to be approximately one second in length.
  • n. The number 1000.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the cardinal number that is the product of 10 and 100
  • adj. denoting a quantity consisting of 1,000 items or units


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  • However, I had just made what I called my millennium resolution—a resolution for the next one thousand years.

    The Sacred Promise

  • But if the Red Orbs are supposed to have been split up ten thousand years ago, how could one of them have been buried on a Bajoran moon one thousand years ago?


  • On the Nullarbor Plain, along the arid southern coast, a cave has yielded thylacine bones, radiocarbon-dated to about one thousand B.C. Sometime between then and when Europeans landed, T. cynocephalus disappeared from mainland Australia.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • The effect of targeting interventions by change agents is illustrated by an HIV prevention program for about one thousand commercial sex workers CSWs in Pumwari, a low-income area of Nairobi, Kenya.

    Diffusion of Innovations

  • I immediately charged $300 for a magnificant Tyco “HO” gauge minature railroad layout, a present for my boys—in one thousand easy-for-a-child-to-assemble pieces.


  • When IAEA director general Mohamed el Baradei visited Iran in mid-February 2003, he was shown an operating 164-centrifuge cascade, and he and the IAEA team saw components for up to one thousand additional centrifuges.

    Surrender is not an Option

  • This is truly remarkable because it had been used by the authors of some of the Dead Sea Scrolls at least one thousand years before the foundation of the Templar Order.

    The Templar Revelation

  • If instead of targeting the thousand CSWs in Pumwari, one thousand men had been randomly chosen from Nairobi to receive similar health services, and if they had achieved the same rates of condom use, only eighty HIV infections would have been averted annually Altman, 1997.

    Diffusion of Innovations

  • In almost one thousand communities across the country, however, determined anti-fluoride activists succeeded in forcing voter referendums on the issue.

    The Panic Virus

  • The site of the first cathedral and at that time the only church in the city, a humble structure, is now occupied by the imposing St. Xavier's Church, accommodating over one thousand families, under the care of the Jesuit Fathers.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss


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