from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One thousandth (10-3) of a second.
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- n. One one-thousandth of a second. Symbol: ms
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- n. one thousandth (10^-3) of a second
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From 25,327 miles per hour to 0. 1c in millisecond bursts.
Bruce this movie's looking worse and worse by the freakin millisecond.
In some editions Thursday, a Money & Investing article on stock-trading executive Thomas Peterffy incorrectly said millisecond, which is one thousandth of a second.
We gave him extra pats all night; when we were watching TV, he even curled up on my lap for a millisecond, which is unheard of.
When the neutron star has been sped up to rotate hundreds of times a second, it is called a millisecond pulsar.
"Anything I can do to shave below a millisecond is a wonderful thing," he said.
Although researchers have calculated that the Milky Way galaxy contains tens of thousands of the fastest spinning pulsars, known as millisecond pulsars, radio telescopes have found only about 100.
Here's the caveat: Even if you have a gadget to tell you when you're sugar's ready, leaving a pot of boiling sugar alone for more than a millisecond is a bad, bad idea, as anyone who's done it can tell you (myself included).
These are called millisecond pulsars, and Fermi scientists detected gamma-ray pulsations from eight millisecond pulsars that were previously discovered at radio wavelengths.
One retired New York bomb guy said it came within a "millisecond" of creating a fireball 30 feet high that could've killed hundreds of people and "caused horrific lung damage and fried the hair and faces of anyone within a 50-yard radius."