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picosecond

[pee-kuh-sek-uh nd, pahy-] /ˈpi kəˌsɛk ənd, ˈpaɪ-/
noun
1.
one trillionth of a second.
Abbreviation: ps, psec.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70; pico- + second2
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  • Timing down to the picosecond should be easily achievable.
  • Influence of preformed shock wave on the development of picosecond laser ablation plasma.
British Dictionary definitions for picosecond

picosecond

/ˈpiːkəʊˌsɛkənd; ˈpaɪkəʊ-/
noun
1.
a million millionth of a second; 10–12 second
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Word Origin and History for picosecond
n.

1966, from pico- + second (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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picosecond in Technology

unit
10^-12 seconds.
(1997-04-26)

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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