millisecond millisecond  /ˈmɪ lɪ ˌsɛ kənd/

Definition(s):

  • (n) one thousandth (10^-3) of a second

Usage(s):

  1. He is thus more than a millisecond younger than he would have been if he had stayed home.
  2. A study by psychologist Alex Todorov shows that we form opinions about a person with a 100-millisecond glance at the face alone.
  3. I could go on and on, obviously, but I'm waiting for a half-millisecond between keystrokes now due to this awesome preview pane.

News

  1. This is what the world is Googling right now

    If there is one thing Google is good at, it’s finding new and exciting ways to use data. We can’t even begin to imagine what Google is working on behind closed doors at any given time, but every once in a while it releases a nifty new tool that gives the general public new ways to look at the mountains of data that pass through Google’s network every millisecond. Most recently, the company ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: BGR News via Yahoo! News

  2. Best low-lag HDTVs for serious gamers

    If you're dead serious about first-person shooters and other games that demand millisecond-fine responses, the last thing you want to buy is a TV that introduces lots of input lag. Here are five of the fastest responders we've tested this year. Originally posted at TV and Home Theater
    on June 14, 2013     Source: CNET

Quotes

  1. "Whether God created the Earth in a millisecond or whether it evolved over billions of years, the issue we agree on is that it needs to be cared for today," said Rich Cizik, vice president of government relations for the National Association of...
    on Jan 15, 2007 By: Rich Cizik Source: USA Today

  2. Ahead of this weekend's Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona, Mallya added: "All the guys at the track and back at the factory are doing all they possibly can to extract every millisecond. We're now tantalisingly close to that competitive midfield group,...
    on Apr 23, 2008 By: Vijay Mallya Source: Sportinglife.com

  3. "It just shows that I'm really blessed to be here still, and I never take anything for granted," said Hodge, who made his first NBA start since the shooting last Friday. "Not a minute, a second, a millisecond of my life."
    on Jan 8, 2007 By: Julius Hodge Source: SI.com

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