›› Measurement unit: nanosecond

Full name: nanosecond

Plural form: nanoseconds

Symbol: ns

Alternate spelling: nanosec

Category type: time

Scale factor: 1.0E-9


›› SI unit: second

The SI base unit for time is the second.
1 second is equal to 1000000000 nanosecond.


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›› Definition: Nanosecond

The SI prefix "nano" represents a factor of 10-9, or in exponential notation, 1E-9.

So 1 nanosecond = 10-9 arcseconds.

The definition of a second is as follows:

A second of arc or arcsecond is a unit of angular measurement which comprises one-sixtieth of an arcminute, or 1/3600 of a degree of arc or 1/1296000 (approximately 7.710-7) of a circle. It is the angular diameter of an object of 1 unit diameter at a distance of 3606060/(2pi) (approximately 206,265 units), such as (approximately) 1 cm at 2.1 km, or, directly from the definition, 1 astronomical unit at 1 parsec.


›› Sample conversions: nanosecond

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