milliseconds

millisecond

[mil-uh-sek-uhnd]
noun
one thousandth of a second. Abbreviation: msec

Origin:
1905–10; milli- + second2

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millisecond (ˈmɪlɪˌsɛkənd)
 
n
ms one thousandth of a second

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millisecond
"one thousandth of a second," 1922, from L. mille "a thousand" (see mile) + second (n.).
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millisecond mil·li·sec·ond (mĭl'ĭ-sěk'ənd)
n.

Abbr. ms, msec One thousandth (10-3) of a second.

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