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angstrom

1

[ ang-struhm ]

noun

, (often initial capital letter)
  1. a unit of length, equal to one tenth of a millimicron, or one ten millionth of a millimeter, primarily used to express electromagnetic wavelengths. : Å; : A


Ångström

2

[ ang-struhm; Swedish awng-strœm ]

noun

  1. An·ders Jo·nas [an, -derz , joh, -n, uh, s, ahn, -d, uh, r, s-, yoo, -nahs], 1814–74, Swedish astronomer and physicist.

Ångström

1

/ ˈæŋstrəm; ˈɔŋstrœm /

noun

  1. ÅngströmAnders Jonas18141874MSwedishSCIENCE: physicist Anders Jonas (ˈandərs ˈjuːnas). 1814–74, Swedish physicist, noted for his work on spectroscopy and solar physics


angstrom

2

/ ˈæŋstrʌm; -strəm /

noun

  1. Also calledangstrom unit a unit of length equal to 10 –10metre, used principally to express the wavelengths of electromagnetic radiations. It is equivalent to 0.1 nanometre ÅA

angstrom

1

/ ăngstrəm /

  1. A unit of length equal to one hundred-millionth (10 -10) of a meter. It was once used to measure wavelengths of light and the diameters of atoms, but has now been mostly replaced by the nanometer.


Ångström

2

/ ăngstrəm /

  1. Swedish physicist and astronomer who pioneered the use of the spectroscope in the analysis of radiation. By studying the spectrum of visible light given off by the Sun, Ångström discovered that there is hydrogen in the Sun's atmosphere. The angstrom unit of measurement is named for him.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of angstrom1

First recorded in 1895–1900; named after A. J. Ångström ( def )

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Word History and Origins

Origin of angstrom1

C20: named after Anders J. Ångström

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Example Sentences

“We’re down at angstroms and nanometers for the variability here,” he said.

The man who came nearest to the philosophy of the subject was Angstrom.

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