nanoscale

[ nan-uh-skeyl, ney-nuh- ]
/ ˈnæn əˌskeɪl, ˈneɪ nə- /

adjective

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.

noun

Measurements. a scale of measurement that uses nanometers or microns as units of measure.

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Origin of nanoscale

First recorded in 1980–85; nano- + scale2
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Scientific definitions for nanoscale

nanoscale
[ nănə-skāl′ ]

Relating to or occurring on a scale of nanometers.
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