nanosecond nanosecond  /ˈnæ noʊ ˌsɛ kənd/


  • (n) one billionth (10^-9) of a second; one thousandth of a microsecond


  1. He used the phrase as the title of his second book, a best seller since the nanosecond it was available for purchase.
  2. one hates to pay another nanosecond of attention to, but who can ignore this spot-on Dan Quayle impersonation by.
  3. A cutting-edge, state-of-the-art, bicoastal multitasker, and I can give you a gigabyte in a nanosecond.


  • Dance Review: Oasis premiere full of intent, emotion

    Nejla Y. Yatkin's "Oasis," which had its official U.S. premiere on Friday evening at the Bates Dance Festival, gives the impression of a piece of art that has been honed until every millimeter and nanosecond is full of intent and commitment, without sacrificing its raw emotional impact.
    on July 14, 2013     Source: Portland Press Herald


  1. "Had someone asked me that question, there would not have been a nanosecond of thought about it; it would have been an immediate laugh," Romney said. "And, of course, if someone asked him if he would consider me as a running mate, he would...
    on Jan 28, 2008 By: Mitt Romney Source: Macon Telegraph

  2. "You see it, you look at it, and you shake your head, but you can't waste one nanosecond to worry about it," Demon Deacons coach Skip Prosser said, referring to the lofty ranking, which matches the highest in school history in any AP poll.
    on Nov 8, 2004 By: Skip Prosser Source:

  3. Speaking of Susan, Elaine, 61, said: "She was like a virus, really, that spread across the world in a nanosecond. She is a girl with no experience of anything to do with theatrics, the music business, or art in any way. I don't particularly feel any...
    on Jan 28, 2010 By: Elaine Paige Source: China Daily

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