Definition of nanometer
: one billionth of a meter
Recent Examples of nanometer from the Web
Intel wrapped up the first phase in 2013 and is now developing its next generation of 10 nanometer computer chips there.
This is true of blue light, which ranges in length from 400 to 440 nanometers.
The EUV consortium hopes to increase transistor density by using ultraviolet wavelengths as narrow as 13.4 nanometers to print designs on chips.
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Origin and Etymology of nanometer
International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1963See Words from the same year
Medical Definition of nanometer
: one billionth of a meter—abbreviation nanometer
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