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Definition of the noun millisecond

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noun - plural: milliseconds

  1. one thousandth (10^-3) of a second
    • example: According to one study, Amazon's sales go down by 1% for every 100-millisecond lag in its loading times.
    • lexical domain: Time - nouns denoting time and temporal relations
    • synonym of millisecond: msec
    • more generic terms: time unit / unit of time = a unit for measuring time periods
    • part of: s / sec / second = 1/60 of a minute
    • part: microsecond = one millionth (10^-6) of a second

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Google previewMix Smart (2011)

Pro Audio Tips for Your Multitrack Mix by Alexander U. Case

First, the millisecond is the magnitude that most delay units expect. Second, it typically leads to comfortable numbers in musical applications. For the frequencies we can hear, and for the effects we are likely to use, units in milliseconds ...

Google previewAstronomy, Journey to the Cosmic Frontier (2016)

by CTI Reviews

millisecond: A millisecond is a thousandth (103 or 1/1,000) of a second.

Google previewMoral Psychology (2014)

Free Will and Moral Responsibility by Walter Sinnott-Armstrong

The magnitude of Δt is an empirical matter for neuroscience although it is currently unknown (half a millisecond is a safe guess). If the assumptions of the high-input regime hold, one could argue that precise spike times (meaning within this ...

Google previewMemory and the Computational Brain (2011)

Why Cognitive Science will Transform Neuroscience by C. R. Gallistel, Adam Philip King

while the decay from the peak response back to the resting level of polarization typically takes several milliseconds. A millisecond is an eternity in a modern computer. The computer on your desktop executes an entire floating point operation ...

Google previewKeep It Light - A Primer on Energy, Physical, Mental, and Emotional Health (2015)

by Jonalyn Crisologo, John Davidson

And there is practically no escaping any instance of exchanging energy, because every millisecond is a moment of doing precisely nothing else but that. Situations consist of many random people, objects, places, thoughts, Keep it Light Page ...

Google previewNew Perspectives on Computer Concepts 2016, Comprehensive (2015)

by June Jamrich Parsons

A millisecond is a thousandth of a second, so data transmitted on an Internet connection with 100 ms latency makes a round trip in one-tenth of a second. Copyright 2016 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. May not be copied, scanned, ...

Google previewLAST FRONTIERS OF THE MIND (2005)

CHALLENGES OF THE DIGITAL AGE by MOHANDAS MOSES

Saccadic movements are staccato and quick, each with a duration of only 10 or 20 milliseconds (a millisecond is a thousandth of a second). Once a saccade starts, the movement is ballistic. Like a bullet, the direction of its movement is ...

Google previewNew Perspectives Computer Concepts 2016 Enhanced, Comprehensive (2016)

by June Jamrich Parsons

A millisecond is a thousandth of a second, so data transmitted on an Internet connection with 100 ms latency makes a round trip in one-tenth of a second. Copyright 2017 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. May not be copied, scanned, ...

Google previewNew Perspectives on Computer Concepts 2016, Introductory (2015)

by June Jamrich Parsons

Latency is measured in milliseconds (ms). A millisecond is a thousandth of a second, so data transmitted ...

Google previewSoftswitch (2002)

by Frank Ohrtman

Given a coder operating on five samples at a time, a delay of less than 1 millisecond is the result. Low delay equals better voice quality. The G.728 codebook contains 1,024 vectors, which requires a 10-bit index value for transmission.

Google previewOracle Automatic Storage Management: Under-the-Hood & Practical Deployment Guide (2007)

by Nitin Vengurlekar, Murali Vallath, Rich Long

However, a millisecond is an enormous amount of time, considering that the speed of the system bus is measured in nanoseconds. That is a difference of about a million. Thus, even small reductions in seek times can improve overall system ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology (1987)

Volume 18 - Supplement 3: Computers in SPateflight: The NASA Experience by Allen Kent, James G. Williams

Scan platform stepper motors and thruster actuators were among the routines executed during the 10- millisecond cycle. Attitude control laws and thruster logic executed in the 20-mUlisecond cycle. Scanning control and tum execution were ...

Google previewJavaScript Developer's Dictionary (2002)

by Alexander J. Vincent

(millisecond in time). If you give a single numeric argument, that indicates the number index on the special time number line mentioned earlier; ...

Google previewThe Computer and Information Science and Technology Abbreviations and Acronyms Dictionary (1994)

by David W. South

Requirements Planning MRS Management Reporting System; Magnetic Resonance Spectrometry MRT Mean- Repair-Time M&S Materials and Services ms manuscript; millisecond (Denoting ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Microcomputers (1996)

Volume 19 - Truth Maintenance Systems to Visual Display Quality by Allen Kent, James G. Williams

TDT does not suffer the computational lag inherent in ET; it can be computed immediately from TAL A clock that rivals the stability of the atomic clocks are the millisecond pulsars. A millisecond pulsar is a rapidly rotating neutron star that emits ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Psychopharmacology (2010)

by Ian Stolerman

Timing behavior includes millisecond timing, ▷ interval timing, and circadian timing. Millisecond timing refers to the perception, estimation, and discrimination of durations in the subsecond range, crucial for motor control, speech generation ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Solar System (2006)

by Lucy-Ann McFadden, Torrence Johnson, Paul Weissman

Wolszczan found the planets orbiting the millisecond pulsar PSR B1257+12 using the Arecibo radio telescope and the timing method described in Section 2. The first surprise was that the planets orbit a “dead” star, which had undergone a ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Cell Biology (2015)

relaxation dispersion spectroscopy in the microsecond to millisecond ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Psychology (2009)

by Andrew M. Colman

A sine wave of 1,000 hertz would appear stationary if it were sampled exactly once per millisecond (thousandth of a second) or once every two milliseconds, and so on, and it would appear to be cycling very slowly if sampled at a frequency ...

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Millisecond Meaning

Video shows what millisecond means. One one-thousandth of a second. Symbol: ms. millisecond pronunciation. How to pronounce, definition by Wiktionary ...

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Pain
Going thru the door?
Even I saw it :)

Felt so relieved a
Millisecond.
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