microsecond etymology

English word microsecond comes from English second, English micro- ((metric units) One millionth.. Very small.)

Detailed word origin of microsecond

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
second English (eng) (with superlative) After the first; at the second rank.. After the first occurrence but before the third. Being of the same kind as one that has preceded; another.. Next to the first in value, power, excellence, dignity, or rank; secondary; subordinate; inferior.. Number-two; following after the first one with nothing between them. The ordinal number corresponding to the cardinal number two. [...]
micro- English (eng) (metric units) One millionth.. Very small.
microsecond English (eng) (metrology) An SI unit of time equal to 10−6 seconds. Symbol: μs It is commonly represented with symbol µs.

Words with the same origin as microsecond

Descendants of second
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Descendants of micro-
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