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na·nom·e·ter

(nm) (nanŏ-mē-tĕr)
One billionth of a meter (10-9 m).
Synonym(s): nanometre.

nanometre

One billionth of a metre.

nanometre

one thousand millionth of a metre (a millionth of a millimetre) (10-9 m). Symbol: nm.

nanometre (nm)

SI unit of length equal to one-millionth of a millimetre (or 10 ångströms or 10−9 m). Syn. millimicron (obsolete). See ångström; micrometre.

na·nom·e·ter

(nm) (nanŏ-mē-tĕr)
One billionth of a meter (10-9 m).
Synonym(s): nanometre.
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