jiffy definition

  • noun:
    • Informal a quick period of time; a minute. See Synonyms at minute.
    • A very short, unspecified length of time.
    • A unit period defined because of the regularity of the fundamental timekeeper; historically, and also by meeting, 0.01 seconds, however some operating systems use various other values.
    • enough time between alternating electric current energy rounds (1/60 or 1/50 of an extra)
    • the full time taken for light traveling one centimetre in a vacuum (occasionally one-foot, or sometimes the width of a nucleon)
    • an instant; an immediate.
    • a minute; an immediate: as, I shall be to you in a jiffy.
    • a really short period of time (given that time it takes the eye to blink and/or heart to beat)

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