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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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nanosecondnan‧o‧sec‧ond /ˈnænəʊˌsekənd $ -noʊ-/ noun [countable]  TMa unit for measuring time. There are a billion nanoseconds in a second.
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nanosecondYou should take some time off, even if your yearly salary is what Bill Gates earns in a nanosecond.Here, at the unfriendly confines of Wrigley Field, was manager Bruce Bochy getting ejected in a nanosecond.The half lives of these radicals are measured in nanoseconds - they literally destroy the first thing they bump in to.These longer cycles may offer an antidote to the dis-ease created by the nanosecond culture.Fuchs believes the time could be brought down to nanoseconds.
From Longman Business Dictionarynanosecondnan‧o‧sec‧ond /ˈnænəʊˌsekənd-noʊ-/ noun [countable] COMPUTING one BILLIONTH of a second. Nanoseconds are used to talk about the speed at which computer CHIPs do calculationsThey will produce a bit of data in 30 nanoseconds.
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