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jiffy

(1)
The duration of one tick of the computer's system clock. Often one AC cycle time (1/60 second in the US and Canada, 1/50 most other places), but more recently 1/100 sec has become common.

jiffy

(2)
Confusingly, the term is sometimes also used for a 1-millisecond wall time interval. Even more confusingly, physicists semi-jokingly use "jiffy" to mean the time required for light to travel one foot in a vacuum, which turns out to be close to one *nanosecond*.

jiffy

A fraction of time that has numerous interpretations depending on who uses it. It may refer to one computer clock cycle, one nanosecond, one millisecond or one AC power cycle. There may be others. See nanosecond.
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And then ounly percave the cuteness of the swate angel, for no sooner did she obsarve that I was afther the squazing of her flipper, than she up wid it in a jiffy, and put it away behind her back, jist as much as to say, "Now thin, Sir Pathrick O'Grandison, there's a bitther chance for ye, mavourneen, for it's not altogether the gentaal thing to be afther the squazing of my flipper right full in the sight of that little furrenner Frinchman, Mounseer Maiter-di-dauns.
In a jiffy, my clothes hung about where they might dry most quickly, and I myself was absorbing, through every pore, the welcome heat of the stifling compartment.
But he, strong man and hearty, used to such work, weary with the hard day and with a pleasant picture of the bright little flat waiting him a dozen blocks away when the job was done, spoke cheerfully, confidently, saying that he'd have them out in a jiffy, as he stooped and crawled under the car on hands and knees.
And if you'll give me your revolver, I'll have the Reindeer bailed out in a jiffy.
Heartland, which will be renamed Team Car Care, LLC, is one of the largest franchisees in the quick lube business and is the largest operator of Jiffy Lube service centers with approximately 523 locations.
Heartland, which will be renamed Team Car Care LLC is one of the largest franchisees in the quick lube business and is the largest operator of Jiffy Lube service centers with approximately 523 locations.
Heartland, which will be renamed Team Car Care, LLC, is a franchisee in the quick lube business and is the largest operator of Jiffy Lube service centres with approximately 523 locations.
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Yn ymuno a Jiffy fel yr arfer bydd y dyfarnwr byd-enwog Nigel Owens sy'n barod am ddigon o firi, tynnu coes a thipyn bach o drafod am y rygbi, a'r cyflwynydd chwaraeon Sarra Elgan sy'n barod i gadw trefn ar y ddau
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