picometre


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picometre

(ˈpiːkəʊˌmiːtə)
n
(Units) measurement a trillionth fraction of metre
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Noun1.picometre - a metric unit of length equal to one trillionth of a meter
metric linear unit - a linear unit of distance in metric terms
femtometer, femtometre, fermi - a metric unit of length equal to one quadrillionth of a meter
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
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The system can be used to optimise spectral purity and investigate the mode behaviour of such laser sources with a resolution in picometre range.
Cela ne detournera pas d'un picometre l'attention du peuple marocain dans sa mobilisation permanente pour defendre et consolider son integrite territoriale.
A picometre the wrong side of an invisible line would render your phone completely unusable for the next five minutes.