a city in SE Massachusetts.
He was born in Attleboro, Mass., on the last day of the year, 1764.
Harper’s Magazine, Vol III, June 1851 Various
The profits arising from its sale, if any, will go partly to Attleboro Church, and partly to a favorite object of my own.
George Eliot’s Life, Vol. I (of 3) George Eliot
. abbreviation attention attention
a combining form that enters into compounds denoting a unit one-quintillionth (10 −18) the size of the unit named by the stem. prefix denoting 10–18: attotesla, a word-forming element meaning “one quintillionth,” 1962, from Danish atten “eighteen” (a quintillion is 10 to the 18th power), related to Old English eahtatene (see eighteen). atto- pref. One […]
noun a high-power laser capable of producing pulses with a duration measured in attoseconds
attoparsec unit, humour About 31 mm (one inch). “atto-” is the standard SI prefix for multiplication by 10^-18. A parsec (parallax-second) is 3.26 light-years; an attoparsec is thus 3.26 * 10^-18 light years. Thus, one attoparsec per microfortnight is about one inch per second. This unit is reported to be in use (though probably not […]