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n. Abbr. nm
One billionth (10-9) of a meter.


(ˈnæn əˌmi tər, ˈneɪ nə-)

a unit of measure equal to one billionth of a meter. Abbr.: nm
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Noun1.nanometer - 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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Analog, mixed-signal, RF, and custom digital circuitry is the biggest differentiator and the most difficult design and verification challenge for nanometer ICs.
According to computer simulations by physicists at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, a fantastically tiny squirt gun that can spit liquids a few hundred nanometers ought to work--if it can be built.
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