angstrom

noun
ang·​strom | \ ˈaŋ-strəm How to pronounce angstrom (audio) also ˈȯŋ- How to pronounce angstrom (audio) \

Definition of angstrom

: a unit of length equal to one ten-billionth of a meter

Examples of angstrom in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the best cases, researchers can now make maps with resolutions below 2 angstroms, putting cryo-EM on par with crystallography. Eric Hand, Science | AAAS, 23 Jan. 2020 The technique allowed them to see Zika at a resolution of just 3.1 angstroms. Jaclyn Jeffrey-wilensky, STAT, 26 June 2018 Gaps between the probes measure a mere 100 angstroms – roughly the space occupied by 66 hydrogen molecules – which requires the manufacturing process to be perfect, lest a researcher end up looking at the wrong probe. Brian Alexander, WIRED, 1 June 2000

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First Known Use of angstrom

1881, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for angstrom

Anders J. Ångström

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“Angstrom.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/angstrom. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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angstrom

noun
ang·​strom | \ ˈaŋ-strəm also ˈȯŋ- \

Medical Definition of angstrom

: a unit of length equal to one ten-billionth of a meter

Ångström biographical name

Ång·​ström | \ ˈaŋ-strəm How to pronounce Ångström (audio) , ˈȯŋ- \

Definition of Ångström

Anders Jonas 1814–1874 Swedish physicist

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