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 (Å) [ang´strom]
a unit of length used for atomic dimensions and light wavelengths; it is nominally equivalent to 10−10 meter.
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Symbol for angstrom.


Anders J., Swedish physicist, 1814-1874. See: angstrom, Ǻngström law, angstrom unit, Ǻngström scale.

ang·strom (Ǻ),

A unit of wavelength, 10-10 m, roughly the diameter of an atom; equivalent to 0.1 nm.
[A.J. Ǻngström]
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A non-SI (International System) unit of length equal to 10-8 cm, or 10-10 m, which was formerly used to measure molecules.
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Abbreviation for angstrom;Ångström unit.


(Å) (eng'strŏm)
A unit of wavelength, 10-10 m, roughly the diameter of an atom; equivalent to 0.1 nm.
[A.J. Ångström]
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angstrom or angstrom unit (Å or A)

a measurement of length, equal to one ten thousandth of a MICRON. Nowadays, objects of such size are measured in nanometres (10-9m), where 1Å = 0.1 nm.
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Anders J., Swedish physicist, 1814-1874.
ångström - a unit of wavelength, 10-10 m, roughly the diameter of an atom; equivalent to 0.1 nm. Synonym(s): Ångström unit
Ångström law - a substance absorbs light of the same wavelength as it emits when luminous.
Ångström scale - a table of wavelengths of a large number of light rays corresponding to as many Fraunhofer lines in the spectrum.
Ångström unit - Synonym(s): ångström
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Abbreviation for Ångström.


(Å) (angstrŏm)
A unit of wavelength, 10-10 m, equivalent to 0.1 nm.
[Anders J. Ångström, Swedish physicist]
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