Definition of Microsecond

1. Noun. One millionth (10^-6) of a second; one thousandth of a millisecond.

Generic synonyms: Time Unit, Unit Of Time
Terms within: Nanosecond
Group relationships: Millisecond, Msec



Definition of Microsecond

1. Noun. (SI-unit micro second time) It is commonly represented with symbol µs. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Microsecond

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Microsecond

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microsecond (current term)
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Literary usage of Microsecond

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1. Wireless Telegraphy and Wireless Telephony: An Elementary Treatise by Arthur Edwin Kennelly (1909)
"If we call the one millionth part of a second one microsecond for convenience of description, then one complete wave would pass off in •£% microsecond. ..."

2. Wireless Telegraphy: An Elementary Treatise by Arthur Edwin Kennelly (1906)
"If we call the one millionth part of a second one microsecond for convenience of description, then one complete wave would pass off in ^ microsecond. ..."

3. Preparing for Graduate School Examinations in Computer Science by Christopher Scaffidi (2005)
"Spin-wait To intuitively understand this problem, suppose that process B has the lock on R but will be done with it in 1 microsecond. Suppose that process A ..."

4. Visualizing Chemistry: The Progress and Promise of Advanced Chemical Imaging by National Research Council (U.S.) (2006)
"... include the following: • The imaging rate of current technologies is not fast enough for continuous monitoring of microsecond transformations. ..."

5. Deconstructing the Computer: Report of a Symposium by Dale Weldeau Jorgenson, Charles W. Wessner (2005)
"In going up to 400 degrees in a matter of a microsecond, the heat flux from the resistor was comparable to that at the surface of the sun; ..."

6. An Assessment Of Potential Health Effects From Exposure To Pave Paws Low by Brer, National Research Council (U.S.) (2005)
"He used a narrow-band (l microsecond) pulse train, and a wideband (l0 nanosecond) pulse train. ... The l microsecond waveform used a l0 MHz wide filter, ..."

7. Who Goes There (2004)
"Light travels about 300 meters in a microsecond. A typical radar sends out pulses, or bursts of radio waves, that are on the order ..."

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