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microsecond Tweet Definition of microsecond Like Definition of microsecond on Facebook
noun 
  1. A unit of time equal to 0.000001 seconds (i.e., one-millionth of a second) and commonly represented with symbol μs.
     
minute Tweet Definition of minute Like Definition of minute on Facebook
noun 
  1. A unit of time equal to sixty seconds and one-sixtieth of an hour.
You have twenty minutes to complete the test.
  1. A short but unspecified time period.
Wait a , I"m not ready yet!
  1. A unit of angle equal to one-sixtieth of a degree.
We need to be sure these maps are accurate to within one of arc.
  1. (in plural minutes) A (usually formal) written record of a meeting.
Let"s look at the minutes of last week"s meeting.
  1. A minute of use of a telephone or other network, especially a cell phone network.
If you buy this phone, you"ll get 100 free minutes.
verb (minut, ing)
  1. (transitive) Of an event, to write in a memo or the minutes of a meeting.
I"ll this evening"s meeting.
adjective (minut, er)
  1. Very small.
They found only quantities of chemical residue on his clothing.
  1. very careful and exact, giving small details.
     
minute hand Tweet Definition of minute hand Like Definition of minute hand on Facebook
noun 
  1. The hand of a clock or watch face that revolves once each hour and indicates the minutes.
     
month Tweet Definition of month Like Definition of month on Facebook
noun 
  1. A period into which a year is divided, historically based on the phases of the moon. In the Gregorian calendar there are twelve months: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December.
  2. A period of 30 days, 31 days, or some alternation thereof.
     
movement Tweet Definition of movement Like Definition of movement on Facebook
noun 
  1. Physical motion between points in space.
I saw a in that grass on the hill.
I saw some in that grass on the hill.
  1. (italbrac, horology) for a clockwork, a clock, or a watch, a device that cuts time in equal portions.
  2. The impression of motion in an artwork, painting, novel etc.
  3. A trend in various fields or social categories.
The labor has been struggling in America since the passage of the Taft-Hartley act in 1947.
  1. (music) A large division of a larger composition.
  2. (aviation) An instance of an aircraft taking off or landing.
Albuquerque International Sunport serviced over 200,000 movements last year.
  1. (baseball) The deviation of a pitch from ballistic flight
The on his cutter was devastating.
  1. An act of emptying the bowels.
     
MS Tweet Definition of MS Like Definition of MS on Facebook
abbreviation 
  1. Mississippi, a state of the United States of America.
  2. manuscript, Manuscript.
  3. Master of Science.
  4. middle school, Middle School.
  5. Morphine. (Morphine Sulfate)
  6. multiple sclerosis, Multiple sclerosis, a chronic, inflammatory, demyelinating disease
initialism 
  1. Microsoft
     
MST Tweet Definition of MST Like Definition of MST on Facebook
initialism 
  1. Mountain Standard Time
     

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