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Convert milliseconds to seconds, seconds to milliseconds

Convert milliseconds to seconds

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Convert seconds to milliseconds

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How to convert milliseconds to seconds : Use the conversion calculator titled "Convert milliseconds to seconds". Enter a value in the milliseconds field and click on the "Calculate seconds" button. Your answer will appear in the sec field.

How to convert seconds to milliseconds : Use the conversion calculator titled "Convert seconds to milliseconds". Enter a value in the sec field and click on the "Calculate milliseconds" button. Your answer will appear in the milliseconds field.

Conversion Formulas

Let's take a closer look at the conversion formulas so that you can do these conversions yourself with a calculator or with an old-fashioned pencil and paper.

The formula to convert from milliseconds to seconds is:

seconds = milliseconds x 0.001

The formula to convert from seconds to milliseconds is:

milliseconds = seconds x 1,000

Conversion Examples

Next, let's look at some examples showing the work and calculations that are involved in converting between milliseconds (ms) and seconds (sec).

Millisecond to Second Conversion Example

Task: Convert 1,500 milliseconds to seconds (show work)

Formula:
milliseconds x 0.001 = seconds

Calculations:
1,500 milliseconds x 0.001 = 1.5 seconds

Result:
1,500 milliseconds is equal to 1.5 seconds

Second to Millisecond Conversion Example

Task: Convert 24 seconds to milliseconds (show work)

Formula:
seconds x 1,000 = milliseconds

Calculations:
24 seconds x 1,000 = 24,000 milliseconds

Result:
24 seconds is equal to 24,000 milliseconds

Conversion Tables

For quick reference purposes, below are conversion tables that you can use to convert from milliseconds to seconds, and seconds to milliseconds.

Milliseconds to Seconds Conversion Chart

milliseconds (ms) seconds (sec)
1 millisecond 0.001 seconds
5 milliseconds 0.005 seconds
10 milliseconds 0.01 seconds
50 milliseconds 0.05 seconds
100 milliseconds 0.1 seconds
500 milliseconds 0.5 seconds
1,000 milliseconds 1 second
5,000 milliseconds 5 seconds
10,000 milliseconds 10 seconds
50,000 milliseconds 50 seconds
100,000 milliseconds 100 seconds
500,000 milliseconds 500 seconds
1,000,000 milliseconds 1,000 seconds
5,000,000 milliseconds 5,000 seconds
10,000,000 milliseconds 10,000 seconds
50,000,000 milliseconds 50,000 seconds

Seconds to Milliseconds Conversion Chart

seconds (sec) milliseconds (ms)
1 second 1,000 milliseconds
2 seconds 2,000 milliseconds
3 seconds 3,000 milliseconds
4 seconds 4,000 milliseconds
5 seconds 5,000 milliseconds
6 seconds 6,000 milliseconds
7 seconds 7,000 milliseconds
8 seconds 8,000 milliseconds
9 seconds 9,000 milliseconds
10 seconds 10,000 milliseconds
15 seconds 15,000 milliseconds
20 seconds 20,000 milliseconds
30 seconds 30,000 milliseconds
40 seconds 40,000 milliseconds
50 seconds 50,000 milliseconds
100 seconds 100,000 milliseconds

Conversion Definitions

The following is a list of definitions relating to conversions between milliseconds and seconds.

What is a millisecond (ms)?

A millisecond is a unit of time. The symbol for millisecond is ms. There are 1,000 milliseconds in a second.

What is a second (sec or s)?

A second is a unit of time. The symbol for second is sec or s. There are 60 seconds in a minute.

Understanding the Time Units

This table provides a summary of the Time units within their respective measurement systems.

Unit Symbol Description
nanosecond ns  
microsecond μs 1 microsecond = 1,000 nanoseconds
millisecond ms 1 millisecond = 1,000 microseconds
second (base unit of Time) sec or s 1 second = 1,000 milliseconds
minute min 1 minute = 60 seconds
hour hr 1 hours = 60 minutes
day d 1 day = 24 hours
week wk 1 week = 7 days
fortnight 4tnite 1 4tnite = 2 weeks or 14 days