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ang·strom

or ång·strom  (ăng′strəm)
n. Abbr. A or Å or angst
A unit of length equal to one hundred-millionth (10-8) of a centimeter, used especially to specify radiation wavelengths. Also called angstrom unit.

[After Anders Jonas Ångström.]

angstrom

(ˈæŋstrʌm; -strəm)
n
(Units) Also called: angstrom unit a unit of length equal to 10–10 metre, used principally to express the wavelengths of electromagnetic radiations. It is equivalent to 0.1 nanometre. Symbol: Å or A
[C20: named after Anders J. Ångström]

Ångström

(ˈæŋstrəm; Swedish ˈɔŋstrœm)
n
(Biography) Anders Jonas (ˈandərs ˈjuːnas). 1814–74, Swedish physicist, noted for his work on spectroscopy and solar physics

ang•strom

(ˈæŋ strəm)

n. (often cap.)
a unit of length, equal to one ten millionth of a millimeter, primarily used to express electromagnetic wavelengths. Symbol: Å; Abbr.: A Also called ang′strom u′nit.
[1895–1900; after A. J. Ångström]

Ång•ström

(ˈæŋ strəm)

n.
Anders Jonas, 1814–74, Swedish astronomer and physicist.

ang·strom

(ăng′strəm)
A unit of length equal to one hundred-millionth (10-8) of a centimeter. It is used mainly to measure wavelengths of light and shorter electromagnetic radiation.

ångström

(Å) A unit of length, used mainly to measure the wavelength of light. Named after the Swedish physicist A.J. Ångström (1814–74). Equal to 10-10 m (10-8 cm).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.angstrom - a metric unit of length equal to one ten billionth of a meter (or 0.0001 micron); used to specify wavelengths of electromagnetic radiation
metric linear unit - a linear unit of distance in metric terms
micromicron, picometer, picometre - a metric unit of length equal to one trillionth of a meter
micromillimeter, micromillimetre, millimicron, nanometer, nanometre, nm - a metric unit of length equal to one billionth of a meter
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angstrom

[ˈæŋstrʌm] Nangstrom m
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