AskDefine | Define microsecond

Dictionary Definition

microsecond n : one millionth of a second; one thousandth of a millisecond

User Contributed Dictionary



micro- + second


  1. A unit of time equal to 0.000001 seconds (i.e., one-millionth of a second) and commonly represented with symbol µs.


  • Dutch: microseconde
  • Finnish: mikrosekunti
  • Hebrew: מיקרושניה
  • Italian: microsecondo
  • Japanese: マイクロ秒
  • Lithuanian: mikrosekundė
  • Russian: микросекунда
  • Slovak: mikrosekunda

Extensive Definition

To help compare orders of magnitude of different times this page lists times between 10−6 seconds and 10−5 seconds (1 microsecond to 10 microseconds). A microsecond is one millionth of a second. See also times of other orders of magnitude.
microsecond in Spanish: Microsegundo
microsecond in Basque: Mikrosegundo
microsecond in French: 1 E-6 s
microsecond in Korean: 1 E-6 s
microsecond in Italian: Microsecondo
microsecond in Norwegian: Mikrosekund
microsecond in Norwegian Nynorsk: Mikrosekund
microsecond in Polish: Mikrosekunda
microsecond in Slovenian: Mikrosekunda
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