nanometer

[ nan-uh-mee-ter, ney-nuh- ]
/ ˈnæn əˌmi tər, ˈneɪ nə- /

noun

one billionth of a meter. Abbreviation: nm
Compare millimicron.

Origin of nanometer

First recorded in 1960–65; nano- + meter1
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Medicine definitions for nanometer

nanometer

[ nănə-mē′tər ]

n.

One billionth (10-9) of a meter.

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Science definitions for nanometer

nanometer

[ nănə-mē′tər ]

One billionth (10-9) of a meter.

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