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ohnosecond definition

unit, humour
(Presumably a play on "nanosecond") The miniscule time it takes to realize that you've just made a BIG mistake like typing rm -rf * in the wrong directory.
Seen in Elizabeth P. Crowe's book, "The Electronic Traveller."

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