For every nanosecond that I miraculously lift off the ground, I land with an inordinately loud thud.
In what now seems like a nanosecond, AOL declined until it was synonymous with business failure and irrelevance.
I closed my eyes and in a nanosecond, I cured myself... It's the work of sissies.
A billionth of a second.
Note: The term is often used to refer to a very short time: “He missed having an accident by nanoseconds.”
(ns) 10^-9 seconds; one thousand millionth part of a second.
This is the unit in which the fundamental logical operations of modern digital circuits are typically measured. For example, a microprocessor with a clock frequency of 100 megahertz will have a 10 nanosecond clock period.