fermi

noun
fer·​mi | \ ˈfer-(ˌ)mē How to pronounce fermi (audio) , ˈfər- How to pronounce fermi (audio) \

Definition of fermi

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a former SI unit of length equal to 10−15 meters : femtometer

Fermi

biographical name
Fer·​mi | \ ˈfer-(ˌ)mē How to pronounce Fermi (audio) \

Definition of Fermi (Entry 2 of 2)

Enrico 1901–1954 American (Italian-born) physicist

First Known Use of fermi

Noun

1955, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for fermi

Noun

Enrico Fermi

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“Fermi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fermi. Accessed 2 Aug. 2021.

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