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

  • NASCARs slick, two-hour press conference provided a microsecond-by-microsecond dissection of the crash, but did little to quell persistent questions and criticism.
  • Formula One racing is a bit like evolution governed by an appeals committee: winning races has long relied on engineering innovations that give a race car that extra microsecond .
  • In a microsecond, animated flashes interacted with frenetically changing colors as Pikachu blinked out its lightning bolts across the screen.

  • Apolo Anton Ohno in ABC News
    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...
  • Mike Timlin in Boston Globe
    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... Kurt Vonnegut http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kurt_Vonnegut&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNEGKizs3FA6RdxCNXQ7wNJ4UykxGA Los Angeles Times http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-me-vonnegut12apr12,0,500494.story%3Fcoll%3Dla-home-headlines&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNGMrc6Oc4X3G-yR2t5h0skzihnOvA Apr 11, 2007 63337 84566 microsecond 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...

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