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nano-

combining form

Simple Definition of nano-

  • : one billionth part of something

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of nano-

  1. 1 :  one billionth (10−9) part of <nanosecond>

  2. 2 :  nanotechnology <nanomachine>

  3. 3 :  nanoscale <nanoparticle> <nanotube>

Origin of nano-

International Scientific Vocabulary, from Greek nanos dwarf


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