Is jiffy a number

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it is a real fraction of time

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What exactly is a jiffy?

AnswerThe term has several different meanings depending on context:Some people use it to mean a very short time, usually with arbitrary and undefined value.In electronics, a jiffy is the time between cycles of alternating current, 1/50 or 1/60 seconds for most countries (the inverse of the frequency).In physics, a jiffy is the time taken for light to travel a set distance; one definition is the distance of one fermi, 10-15 metres. Here a jiffy is around 3 x 10-29 seconds. It is also used to mean the Planck time, which is the time light takes to travel one Planck length.In computing, a jiffy is the duration of one tick in the system timer interrupter. Most jiiffys/jiffies here would be between 1 and 10 milliseconds (milli- is one thousandth).Many people also believe that it is one centisecond (centi- means one hundredth), and use it as such.

Can unopened Jiffy baking mix be used if over 4 years old?

I did and I didn't die - that's all I can say.

A jiffy is an actual unit of time What unit of time is it?

A very good question. It is the amount of time it takes someone to get you a cup of coffee.

What is one hundredth of a second?

A centisecond or 1% of a second. Previous answer of millisecond is incorect, as a ms is 1/1000 or 0.001 second.

What is a synonym for minute?

The possible synonyms for the time period "minute" are generally smaller, such as moment, jiffy, or instant. The adjective "minute" (MINE-yoot) has synonyms small, tiny, or miniscule. It can also imply precision, with the synonyms careful, detailed, elaborate, or painstaking.