Conversion from Second (s) to Millisecond (ms) and vice versa

Updated on by Stefan Banse

Here you can convert the Unit of time Second into the unit Millisecond and vice versa you can convert Millisecond into Second. By clicking the "Swap units" icon, you will always obtain the desired conversion in the calculation result, i.e., s to ms or ms to s. With the following calculator you can also calculate any other Unit of time.

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Info about "Second"

The second (s) is the base unit for time in the international system of units (SI). the second is therefore the physical unit of time measurement.

All other units of time are derived from the second (e.g. 1 minute = 60 seconds, 1 second = 1,000 milliseconds).

Until the middle of the 20th century, the second was defined as the sixtieth part of a minute of the day divided into 24 hours of 60 minutes. The length of a day - and thus of a second - always appeared to be exactly the same, since the rotation of the earth was assumed to be uniform. It was not until 1934 that the long-held assumption that the Earth's rotation is not uniform was proven. Due solely to magma displacements beneath the Earth's mantle and tidal friction alone, the Earth's rotation gradually slows down and thus the astronomical length of the day becomes longer. It turned out that the continuously improved quartz clocks provided a more consistent measure of time than the Earth's rotation. For this reason, a leap second is now added every two to five years to synchronise all clocks with the day, which always becomes a few fractions of a second longer.

Since 1967, the second has been defined as 9,192,631,770 times the period of a microwave, which resonates with a selected transition between two energy levels in the Cesium atom in resonance. Based on this definition, it is called the atomic second. Atomic clocks are based on the exact measurement of this transition, and thus supersede quartz clocks in terms of accuracy.

Info about "Millisecond"

The unit millisecond or thousandth of a second can be traced back to the basic unit second. Here, 1 millisecond corresponds to 0.001 seconds or 1 second corresponds to 1,000 milliseconds. The prefix "milli" in the term millisecond thus stands for one thousandth of the base unit second.

This unit belongs to the International System of Units (SI).

While, for example, an accuracy of a tenth of a second is sufficient for sprints in athletics to detect the difference between a few centimetres ahead, in car races milliseconds, i.e. thousandths of a second, are required to clearly determine the winner.

Basis for conversion Second (s) to Millisecond (ms)

The abbreviation for the "Unit of time Second" is s. The abbreviation for the "Unit of time Millisecond" is ms.

Formula for the conversion of Second (s) to Millisecond (ms)

The calculation from Second to Millisecond shall be made using the following conversion formula:

 Conversion formula Second to Millisecond 

Determine the number of Millisecond from Second

Second × 1000


Formula for the conversion of Millisecond (ms) to Second (s)

The calculation from Millisecond to Second shall be made using the following conversion formula:

 Conversion formula Millisecond to Second 

Determine the number of Second from Millisecond

Millisecond × 0.001


Overview table: How many Second are how many Millisecond?

Second sMillisecond ms
0.01 s => 10 ms
0.02 s => 20 ms
0.03 s => 30 ms
0.04 s => 40 ms
0.05 s => 50 ms
0.06 s => 60 ms
0.07 s => 70 ms
0.08 s => 80 ms
0.09 s => 90 ms
0.10 s => 100 ms
0.20 s => 200 ms
0.30 s => 300 ms
0.40 s => 400 ms
0.50 s => 500 ms
0.60 s => 600 ms
0.70 s => 700 ms
0.80 s => 800 ms
0.90 s => 900 ms
1 s => 1 000 ms
2 s => 2 000 ms
3 s => 3 000 ms
4 s => 4 000 ms
5 s => 5 000 ms
6 s => 6 000 ms
7 s => 7 000 ms
8 s => 8 000 ms
9 s => 9 000 ms
10 s => 10 000 ms
20 s => 20 000 ms
30 s => 30 000 ms
40 s => 40 000 ms
50 s => 50 000 ms
60 s => 60 000 ms
70 s => 70 000 ms
80 s => 80 000 ms
90 s => 90 000 ms
100 s => 100 000 ms
200 s => 200 000 ms
300 s => 300 000 ms
400 s => 400 000 ms
500 s => 500 000 ms
600 s => 600 000 ms
700 s => 700 000 ms
800 s => 800 000 ms
900 s => 900 000 ms
1 000 s => 1 000 000 ms

Overview table: How many Millisecond are how many Second?

Millisecond msSecond s
0.01 ms => 0.00001 s
0.02 ms => 0.00002 s
0.03 ms => 0.00003 s
0.04 ms => 0.00004 s
0.05 ms => 0.00005 s
0.06 ms => 0.00006 s
0.07 ms => 0.00007 s
0.08 ms => 0.00008 s
0.09 ms => 0.00009 s
0.10 ms => 0.00010 s
0.20 ms => 0.00020 s
0.30 ms => 0.00030 s
0.40 ms => 0.00040 s
0.50 ms => 0.00050 s
0.60 ms => 0.00060 s
0.70 ms => 0.00070 s
0.80 ms => 0.00080 s
0.90 ms => 0.00090 s
1 ms => 0.00100 s
2 ms => 0.00200 s
3 ms => 0.00300 s
4 ms => 0.00400 s
5 ms => 0.00500 s
6 ms => 0.00600 s
7 ms => 0.00700 s
8 ms => 0.00800 s
9 ms => 0.00900 s
10 ms => 0.01000 s
20 ms => 0.02000 s
30 ms => 0.03000 s
40 ms => 0.04000 s
50 ms => 0.05000 s
60 ms => 0.06000 s
70 ms => 0.07000 s
80 ms => 0.08000 s
90 ms => 0.09000 s
100 ms => 0.10000 s
200 ms => 0.20000 s
300 ms => 0.30000 s
400 ms => 0.40000 s
500 ms => 0.50000 s
600 ms => 0.60000 s
700 ms => 0.70000 s
800 ms => 0.80000 s
900 ms => 0.90000 s
1 000 ms => 1 s

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Last update on April 24, 2021

The last changes in the "Time units" category were implemented by Stefan Banse on April 24, 2021. The main changes were:

  • April 24, 2021: Publication of the time units converter.
  • Editorial revision of all texts in this category