microfortnight

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From micro- +‎ fortnight.

NounEdit

microfortnight (plural microfortnights)

  1. (humorous) A period of time equal to one millionth of a fortnight, or exactly 1.2096 seconds.
    • 1994, Ralf Brown, Jim Kyle, Network interrupts: a programmer's reference to network APIs‎
      DWORD (big-endian) microfortnights between pings
    • 1994, Ruth E Goldenberg, Saro Saravanan, OpenVMS AXP internals and data structures: version 1.5‎
      A microfortnight is treated as equivalent to a second.
    • 2001, Colin Harrison, Bodies Electric (novel), Macmillan, ISBN 9780312979669, page 115:
      [] The whole thing takes about a microfortnight.” ¶ “What’s a microfortnight?” I asked. ¶ “About one-point-two seconds,” DiFrancesco answered, as if I were the stupidest man alive. []
    • 2009, "nev young", Hey ... Just hang on a microfortnight (discussion on Internet newsgroup uk.rec.sheds)

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