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nanometre

(ˈnænəʊˌmiːtə) or

nanometer

n
(Units) one thousand-millionth of a metre. Symbol: nm
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Noun1.nanometre - 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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Translations
nanométer

nanometre

[ˈnænəʊˌmiːtəʳ] Nnanómetro m
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Washington, Oct 01 ( ANI ): Scientists have generated a X-ray beam with a diameter of barely 5 nanometres, which is ten thousand times thinner than a human hair at the X-ray light source PETRA III, at DESY.
Certain features in these patterns can be as thin as 50 nanometres. But the process is becoming prohibitively expensive as scientists try to make even smaller features with more finely focused light.