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Meaning of 秒

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Pinyin: miǎo
English Definition: second (unit of time); arc second (angular measurement unit); (coll.) instantly
Chinese Definition:
①谷物种子壳上的芒,引申为细微,微小:秒忽(喻细微)。
②时间的计算单位,一分钟的六十分之一:秒表。秒针。
③弧和角的计算单位,一分的六十分之一。
④经纬度的计算单位,一分的六十分之一。
⑤古代长度单位,一寸的万分之一。
⑥古代容量单位,十撮为一秒。
Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (grain) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ ] cereal, grain, rice; plant, stalk
    • [ shǎo ] few, little; less; inadequate
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Example Words
争分夺秒 zhēng fēn duó miǎo lit. fight minutes, snatch seconds (idiom); a race against time; making every second count
分秒必争 fēn miǎo zhēng seize every minute and second (idiom); not a minute to lose; every moment counts
秒针 miǎo zhēn second hand (of a clock)
毫秒 háo miǎo millisecond, ms
秒表 miǎo biǎo stopwatch
More: 秒* | *秒 | *秒*
Example Sentences
1
The champion is leading by eighteen seconds.
2
Time flies, in the blink of an eye, one second has passed.
3
He ran very fast and crossed the finish line in less than a second.
4
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At the moment you give the command, the robot will move.
5
This job only requires you to spend one second to complete.