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second

(Backer), noun advocate, aide, angel, backer, champion, endorser, patron, promoter, supporter

second

(Moment), noun before you know it, brief peeiod of time, flash, flash of an eyelid, instant

second

verb approve, assist, authorize, back, back up, confirm, endorse, favor, pass, ratify, receipt, recommend, sanction, stand behind, subscribe, support, validate, vote for, warrant
Associated concepts: second lien
See also: abet, abettor, advocate, agree, aid, approve, assist, assistant, backer, bear, concur, confirm, countersign, deputy, endorse, help, indorse, justify, organize, point, proctor, promote, recommend, replacement, side, support, uphold

SECOND. A measure equal to one sixtieth part of a minute. Vide Measure.

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Making the plutonium bomb-building process especially difficult is the problem that Rhodes cites as the most difficult task in the Manhattan Project from the scientists' perspective: taking a hollow sphere of plutonium, crushing its 30 pounds into a softball sized compacted sphere, and releasing a stream of neutrons within it on a timetable of a few microseconds.
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Influenced by that radiation pattern, the rubidium atoms behaved "like a stack of mirrors" that bounced the pulse back and forth for tens of microseconds, notes Marlan O.
6 microns with a response time of 50 microseconds (.
When combined with the QNX real-time operating system and automatic C-code generators, such as Real-Time Workshop for Simulink and AutoCode for SystemBuild, the RT-LAB Electric Drive Simulator can achieve cycle rates below 50 microseconds, providing engineers with a platform that dramatically reduces design time and costs, particularly where traditional Design/Build/Test cycles represent a significant part of the design process.
The following benchmark results represent the tested worst-case response in microseconds, to a real-time interrupt.