split second


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n split second a very short time (as the time it takes the eye to blink or the heart to beat) "if I had the chance I'd do it in a flash"
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  • Pearl S. Buck
    “Every great mistake has a halfway moment, a split second when it can be recalled and perhaps remedied.”


In literature:

The second can cause high mountains to split asunder and check great streams in their course.
"The Chinese Fairy Book" by Various
Every split second was precious now.
"Slaves of Mercury" by Nat Schachner
For one-half a split second Tommy saw the wheeled thing in which half a dozen men of the Golden City were riding.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science January 1931" by Various
For a split second his gaze shot past Carse, took in something, then switched back again.
"Hawk Carse" by Anthony Gilmore
To Randall the moment that followed was but a split-second flash and whirl of action.
"Astounding Stories, April, 1931" by Various
Another split second and his knife would have been in your gizzard.
"Border, Breed Nor Birth" by Dallas McCord Reynolds
He had been gone only a split second.
"Sound of Terror" by Don Berry
Suddenly, her right hand darted out and for a split second Nelson feared he had lost after all.
"The Happy Man" by Gerald Wilburn Page
In the same split second Thompson moved.
"Thompson's Cat" by Robert Moore Williams
The scientists and Rick arrived a split second later.
"The Flaming Mountain" by Harold Leland Goodwin
He looked at the second boat, and a sudden grin split his lips.
"The Caves of Fear" by John Blaine
A split second later he was down in a field of tall and ripening grain.
"A Yankee Flier in Italy" by Rutherford G. Montgomery
He couldn't spot Tommy as he zoomed upward and in a split second he lost Allison.
"A Yankee Flier with the R.A.F." by Rutherford G. Montgomery
Special type condensers built a battery charge up to over a million volts for a split second.
"All In The Mind" by Gene L. Henderson
The young needlesmith had timed his course to the split second.
"The Thing in the Attic" by James Benjamin Blish
A split second before the arrows were released, two of the three archers turned their aim toward the same target as that selected by Maltor.
"Warrior of the Dawn" by Howard Carleton Browne
Split second, no time to look or think.
"The Legion of Lazarus" by Edmond Hamilton
Squarely on the stud-complex toward which its fist had been aimed a split-second before.
"A Gift For Terra" by Fox B. Holden
But some of these could close in a split second.
"Mr. Spaceship" by Philip K. Dick
We would simply disintegrate in a split second into mere scattered electronic vibrations.
"Armageddon--2419 A.D." by Philip Francis Nowlan

In news:

Tampa Bay salvaged a split of the four-game series and remained 5 1/2 games back of Oakland for the second AL wild-card slot.
In a building with six elevators and 10 people trying to move between floors, there are over 60 million possible combinations—too many, she says, for the elevator 's computer to process in split seconds.
Split-second decision takes deputy of steep granite pitch to help 64-year-old man.
For a split second, he thought he had dodged the truck.
The Lady Wolves split the team to take second in two varsity races.
If required, a digital split can be easily achieved by adding a second 6416o v.2 module to any system.
Among them were lions, tigers and bears capable of killing human beings in a split-second.
Just seconds before the train split the tractor trailer in half.
Wood split from his second wife, Jo Wood, in 2008.
If you get close to the split-second nirvana, it gets really expensive.
They must decide in a split second how they should respond, not knowing if the gun is real or fake.
Jude Law, Sienna Miller split up for second time.
Jude Law have split up for a second time.
A local high school baseball star's life change in a split second this summer.
Isaiah Trufant watched the football bounce in front of him and waited a split-second to judge where it was going.

In science:

Second, it is equally straightforward to see that for each α < γ , the set of all β such that f ↾ β splits in pα is unbounded in κ.
Simple Complete Boolean Algebras
The sequence is not split, but the second copy of Z2,k (which corresponds to < π >k ) does admit a section.
Automorphisms and twisted loop algebras of finite dimensional simple Lie superalgebras
We will say that A is G-split, if A is G-equivariantly isomorphic to Mn (Z(A)) = Mn (k) ⊗k Z(A), where G acts via the second factor.
Group actions on central simple algebras: a geometric approach
The description of non-split simple groups can be given using Galois cohomology, which is the main topic of the second chapter of this thesis.
Arithmetic of algebraic groups
In the second case (Jordan type ), J is a central simple Jordan algebra of degree 3 so, after a scalar extension, J is the algebra of hermitian matrices H3 (C ), where C is either k , k × k , Mat2 (k) or the algebra of split octonions.
New simple Lie superalgebras in characteristic 3
Now we split the calculations into two parts, the first one when µp+1 = x and the second one when µp+1 6= x.
Tachyon Kink on non-BPS Dp-brane in the General Background
This vector-space splitting of g permits us to give it a second Lie algebra structure.
CMV matrices in random matrix theory and integrable systems: a survey
The second subcritical curve splits off the diagonal at the same point (α∗ , α∗ ) as the first subcritical curve.
Localization transition for a copolymer in an emulsion
Second, by Lemma 12.5, no prime of ZC will split in the extension CE2 /C .
Diophantine Definability and Decidability in the Extensions of Degree 2 of Totally Real Fields
Any two nonisomorphic submodules of V are orthogonal with respect to a G-invariant inner product of V . (The first statement follows from Schur’s lemma; for the second see [17, §27, p. 29].) Suppose that V splits into a direct sum V = ⊕m i=1Wi of pairwise nonisomorphic irreducible submodules Wi .
Average volume, curvatures, and Euler characteristic of random real algebraic varieties
The second assertion follows from the description of the induced generalized complex structures on a split submanifold given in Proposition 5.3.
Generalized geometry, equivariant $\bar{\partial}\partial$-lemma, and torus actions
The second walk splits from the first walk at bw , takes a z -step up, and then backtracks using a y -step.
Almost sure functional central limit theorem for non-nestling random walk in random environment
In the second part of the paper we shall consider more general three-manifolds and dynamical systems defined on them by using the theory of Heegaard splittings.
Dynamical Systems on Three Manifolds Part I: Knots, Links and Chaos
The second, the overestimation of the SIE and consequently of splitting in the eigenvalue spectrum and band gaps, becomes more acute in many electron molecules and solids.
Self-interaction correction with Wannier functions
The energy gap between the first and second band coincides with the energy splitting ωopt = 2√sER between the states in the harmonic potential produced by the optical potential (131) around each local minimum.
Theory of ultracold Fermi gases