What is the meaning of the "a moment's worth" in the following

Using this equation, we can generate the graph with a moment's worth of calculation and plotting.

Is it equivalent to "more acurate" and "faster" or depends on the subject of the context?

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  • It means a short period of. You should check out English Language Learners Stack Exchange. – David M Mar 29 '14 at 0:52
  • Excuse me for this question. – Dante Mar 29 '14 at 1:01
  • I don't mean that as an insult. Our sister stack exchange site is best suited for people who are learning English. We regularly refer people to it as a way of helping them to improve their skills. – David M Mar 29 '14 at 1:05

It means that the equation is so easy/helpful/accurate that you can quickly make some calculations and generate a graph - it will only take a moment.

The equation might make your calculations more accurate, but the 'moment' is a measurement of time, therefore it is referring to the speed of the whole operation.

  • It might not actually imply any ease or helpfulness. It may just be, now that we have our equation a moment's worth of work yields our graph. – David M Mar 29 '14 at 0:55

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