Definitions

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  • prefix A prefix meaning one-billionth.
  • prefix Very small; submicroscopic; -- used to designate sizes smaller than those that would be referred to as micro-.

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  • prefix In the International System of Units and other metric systems of units, multiplying the unit to which it is attached by 10−9. Symbol: n
  • prefix Derived from the nanotechnology industry

Etymologies

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From Latin nanus ("dwarf"), from Ancient Greek νᾶνος (nanos).

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