Definition of nanometre in English:


Line breaks: nano|metre
Pronunciation: /ˈnanə(ʊ)ˌmiːtə
(US nanometer
, abbreviation: nm)


  • One thousand-millionth of a metre.
    More example sentences
    • These things are measured in nanometres, with a nanometre being a millionth of a millimetre, or about as far as a fingernail grows in a second.
    • The grids comprise carbon nanotubes - long, hollow cylinders of pure carbon a few millionths of a millimetre across and several thousand nanometres long.
    • Nanotechnology is used to study the fabrication and manipulation of structures that range in size from one hundred nanometres to a single nanometre (or a billionth of a metre).

More definitions of nanometre

Definition of nanometre in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day coloratura
Pronunciation: ˌkɒlərəˈtjʊərə
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody