[ nan-oh, ney-noh ]
/ ˈnæn oʊ, ˈneɪ noʊ /
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Definition for nano (2 of 2)
a combining form with the meaning “very small, minute,” used in the formation of compound words (nanoplankton); in the names of units of measure it has the specific sense “one billionth” (10-9): nanomole; nanosecond.
Also nanno-; especially before a vowel, nan-.
Origin of nano-
combining form representing Greek nânos, nánnos dwarf
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Example sentences from the Web for nano
In 2006, the Left Front government invited the magnate Ratan Tata to set up his Nano factory at Singur.
Nano Amaldi's injuries proved far less serious than was at first believed.Shadows of Flames|Amelie Rives
British Dictionary definitions for nano
denoting 10 –9nanosecond Symbol: n
indicating extreme smallnessnanoplankton
Word Origin for nano-
from Latin nānus dwarf, from Greek nanos
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Medical definitions for nano
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Scientific definitions for nano
A prefix that means:
Very small or at a microscopic level, as in nanotube. In this sense, this prefix is sometimes spelled nanno-, as in nannoplankton.
One billionth, as in nanosecond, one billionth of a second.
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