Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One trillionth (10-12) of a second.

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  • n. An SI unit of time equal to 10−12 seconds.

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  • n. one trillionth (10^-12) of a second; one thousandth of a nanosecond

Etymologies

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From the metric prefix pico- and the word second

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  • 0,000 000 000 001 trillionth of a second ("ps"). Also known as a pikosecond.

    May 17, 2008