[nan-uh-skeyl, ney-nuh-]
  1. of or relating to microscopic particles of matter, devices, etc., that are measured in nanometers or microns: a nanoscale sensor made of a single molecule.
  1. Measurements. a scale of measurement that uses nanometers or microns as units of measure.

Origin of nanoscale

First recorded in 1980–85; nano- + scale2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

nanoscale in Science


  1. Relating to or occurring on a scale of nanometers.
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