Origin of nano
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Origin of nano-
WORDS THAT USE NANO-
What does nano- mean?
Nano– comes from Greek nânos or nánnos, meaning “dwarf.”
What are variants of nano-?
In some rare instances, nano– is spelled with a double -n-, becoming nanno-, as in nannofossil.
Examples of nano-
An example of a word you may have encountered that features nano– is nanosecond, “one billionth of a second.”
The form nano– generally means “very small, minute,” but because a second is a unit of measure (of time), here nano– means “one billionth.” Nanosecond literally means “one billionth of a second.”
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How to use nano in a sentence
New iPods: Your iPod nano and iPod shuffle are looking aged, so maybe it's time for a hardware update?
It may seem like batteries have improved dramatically — consider the lifespan of an iPod Nano versus a portable cassette player.Would Putting a Price on Carbon Pave the Way for Electric Cars?|Megan McArdle|January 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
One tiny—and, in some cases, Nano-size—device would revolutionize how the world listened to music.
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
He busied himself over his Nano-cakes and nuts, and prevailed on Battle to eat by making him laugh at his antics.The Three Mulla-mulgars|Walter De La Mare
John Nano, who spoke several tongues, said that he did not know it in any Indian dialect except in that of his gypsies.
One last word of John Nano, who was so called from two similar Indian words, meaning “the pet of his grandfather.”
Saying this he handed me a piece of paper, with his name written on it: John Nano.
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A prefix meaning one billionth.