Definition of Split second
1. Noun. A very short time (as the time it takes the eye to blink or the heart to beat). "If I had the chance I'd do it in a flash"
Generic synonyms: Bit, Minute, Mo, Moment, Second
Derivative terms: Flash
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Literary usage of Split second
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Practical Treatise on Medical Diagnosis for Students and Physicians by John Herr Musser (1913)
"In addition a split second sound may be due to any pathological condition which causes either increase of tension in the arterial circulation (chronic ..."
2. Blue Book by Tiffany and Company (1893)
"'s extra finish split-second chronographs, marking fifths-of-a-second, in 18 Kt. gold cases $375. and 400. Timing Watches in Sterling Silver Cases. ..."
3. World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, Ill., 1893 by Committee on Awards, World's Columbian Commission, United States (1901)
"An hour, quarter, and minute repeater, split second, ... A split second, minute-recording chronograph and a gold minute repeater were also of high-class ..."
4. Goodwin's Official Annual Turf Guide for (1894)
"... ha-id flying back with the split hands, in 18 karat gold cases / / O.UU O"| Г ПП TIFFANY & CO. extra finish split-second Chron-1 3 7 5.00 ographs, ..."
5. The Baker Street Bunch and the Missing Honeybees Mystery by Michael W. Paulson (2005)
"A split second later Martin dropped to the bridge deck, quivered a moment and then lay still. Clayton staggered forward his body sick from what had just ..."
6. Transactions of the Association of American Physicians by Association of American Physicians (1899)
"Examined several times during October and November in attacks the heart presented usually a split second sound, very distinct in the pulmonary area, ..."
7. The Role of Police Psychology in Controlling Excessive Force by Ellen M. Scrivner (1994)
"They argued that excessive force situations develop in phases; they do not happen in a split second. Their view was supported, in part, by the report to the ..."