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A millisecond (from milli- and second; abbreviation: ms) is a thousandth (1/1,000) of a second.[1] Its symbol is ms. One millisecond is to one second as one second is to 16.67 minutes.

10 milliseconds (a hundredth of a second) are called a centisecond.

100 milliseconds (one tenth of a second) are called a decisecond.

To help compare orders of magnitude of different times, this page lists times between 10−3 seconds and 100 seconds (1 millisecond and one second). See also times of other orders of magnitude.




For a list half-lives in this timescale, see: List of isotopes by half-life

See also


  1. ^ New Oxford Dictionary
  2. ^ [1]

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