microsecond microsecond


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


  1. In a microsecond, animated flashes interacted with frenetically changing colors as Pikachu blinked out its lightning bolts across the screen.
  2. Newer bugs can record data for perhaps 15 seconds, then transmit all of the stored information in a single burst lasting a microsecond.
  3. His face shows a powerful man's strength, anger, resignation, all in the flash of a microsecond.



  1. "I just don't want to leave any room for error. I don't want to leave any microsecond of time that I feel like could make a difference toward a medal," Ohno said. "For me, I'm doing the best I can for every single day. That's how I am. I'm...
    on Feb 17, 2010 By: Apolo Anton Ohno Source: ABC News

  2. "I will say again what I have often said in print and in speeches, that not one Allied soldier was able to advance as much as an inch because of the firebombing of Dresden. Not one prisoner of the Nazis got out of prison a microsecond earlier. Only...
    on Apr 11, 2007 By: Kurt Vonnegut Source: Los Angeles Times

  3. "I can't control the ball after the guy hits it," Timlin said. "The whole thing [with the runner he allowed to score Tuesday] could have been a complete 180 if [Russell] Branyan swings a microsecond earlier. It's a foul ball and we're not...
    on Apr 20, 2006 By: Mike Timlin Source: Boston Globe

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