nanosecond meaning

  • A nanosecond (ns) is an SI unit of time equal to one billionth of a second (10−9 or 1/1,000,000,000 s). One nanosecond is to one second as one second is to 31.71 years.
  • The word nanosecond is formed by the prefix nano and the unit second. Its symbol is ns.
  • A nanosecond is equal to 1000 picoseconds or 1⁄1000 microsecond. Because the next SI unit is 1000 times larger, times of 10−8 and 10−7 seconds are typically expressed as tens or hundreds of nanoseconds.
  • Times of this magnitude are commonly encountered in telecommunications, pulsed lasers and some areas of electronics.
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Morphemes
      • Prefixes
        • Words by prefix
          • Words prefixed with nano-
      • Nouns
        • Countable nouns
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      1. en nanoseconds
      2. fr nanoseconde
      3. fr nanosecondes
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      Meaning of nanosecond for the defined word.

      Grammatically, this word "nanosecond" is a morpheme, more specifically, a prefixe. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
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