nano·​ma·​chine ˈna-nə-mə-ˌshēn How to pronounce nanomachine (audio)
: a microscopic machine constructed by the use of nanotechnology

Examples of nanomachine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The leaf is a type of nanomachine. Fred Guterl, Discover Magazine, 4 Dec. 2010 Instead, the researchers developed tiny nanomachines made of magnesium. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, 17 Aug. 2017 That is, this replicating nanomachine essentially carries 7 Kbytes of executable code. Larry Smarr, WIRED, 1 June 2003 Three pioneers in the development of nanomachines, made of moving molecules, were awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry on Wednesday. Kenneth Chang and Sewell Chan, New York Times, 5 Oct. 2016

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Word History

First Known Use

1986, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nanomachine was in 1986

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“Nanomachine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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