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A unit of length equal to one thousandth (10-3) of a micrometer or one billionth (10-9) of a meter.
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(Units) an obsolete name for nanometre
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(ˈnæn əˌmi tər, ˈneɪ nə-)

a unit of measure equal to one billionth of a meter. Abbr.: nm
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.millimicron - a metric unit of length equal to one billionth of a meter
metric linear unit - a linear unit of distance in metric terms
A, angstrom, angstrom unit - a metric unit of length equal to one ten billionth of a meter (or 0.0001 micron); used to specify wavelengths of electromagnetic radiation
micrometer, micron - a metric unit of length equal to one millionth of a meter
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New Delhi [India], Aug 17 ( ANI ): Renewable energy solutions pioneer Ultimate Sun Systems on Thursday announced installation and commissioning of a 1 MW rooftop solar plant at the MMU University in Ambala.
LJMU began the first half strongly, however they lacked intensity in the second half as MMU were successful in implementing their tactics as they took the initiative and the lead.
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Holmrth will pilot a new research method to analyse change in the high street, developed by experts from MMU. 'e project was launched in January and a workshop was held earlier this week at the Full Life Church, Miry Lane, 'ongsbridge, to discuss the initial ndings.
Mirwaiz Umar Farooq addressing a day-long conference, titled Islah-i-Muashira organized by MMU at Mirwaiz Manzil, Rajouri Kadal in Srinagar, asked people not to wait for resolution of Kashmir dispute to see end to social crimes.
Working with the Institute of Education at MMU, Qatar Skills Academy will also be able to provide formal links to specialist international professional bodies such as the Institute of Financial Accountants, the UK National Association for Licensed Paralegals and the Institute of Administrative Management.
He then told Radford to give him the money in cash, claiming it was to generate extra funding, saying he would then give it back to MMU.
A spokesman for Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) said: "MMU is working with the Higher Education Funding Council for England which is lobbying on behalf of UK universities which have similar investments.
A spokesman for MMU said they are now looking for a development partner and will ensure there is 'extensive consultation with the local community' before they submit a planning application.
Lewis Brass then made a superb save when the MMU forward was clean through on goal.
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