millisecond etymology

English word millisecond comes from English second, English milli-

Detailed word origin of millisecond

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. [...]
milli- English (eng) In the International System of Units and other metric systems of units, one-thousandth of the unit to which it is prefixed; that is, multiplying the unit to which it is attached by 10-3. Symbol: m.. Thousand; one-thousandth.
millisecond English (eng) One one-thousandth of a second. Symbol: ms.

Words with the same origin as millisecond

Descendants of second
Ps Swatch cumec cusec sec third-guarder
Descendants of milli-
mas masman milliamp milliare millicandela millicharged millidarwin millidyne millielectronvolt milligravity millijansky millikatal millilitre millimeter millimho millimolar millinewton milliohm milliosmol millirem millirobot milliroentgen milliskin millitorr