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  • n. 10-12 of a metre. Symbol: pm

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  • n. a metric unit of length equal to one trillionth of a meter

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Examples

  • The Frenchman's forehand misses the line by a picometre though and he faces another break point.

    BBC - Ouch

  • The famous microscope has been tweaked by researchers at the US Government-funded laboratory to resolve a 47 picometre spacing in a Germanium crystal.

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  • By 2019 the square millimetre of particle routes and imperceptibly tiny self-organising magnetic fields is producing deoxyribose by the picometre slice.

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