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millisecond

one thousandth of a second.
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millisecond

[′mil·ə‚sek·ənd]
(mechanics)
A unit of time equal to one-thousandth of a second. Abbreviated ms; msec.
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millisecond

(unit)
(ms) One thousandth of a second, one thousand microseconds. A long time for a modern computer.
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millisecond

One thousandth of a second. See space/time and ohnosecond.
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