Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Being at a scale so small that the behavior of individual atoms dominates the properties of a material or phenomenon; smaller than a micron and larger than an atom.

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  • adjective Having a scale expressed in nanometers

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[nano– + -scopic (as in microscopic).]

Examples

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  • Very, very small. Excruciatingly tiny.

    February 5, 2008

  • Ouch. That hurts my eyes.

    February 5, 2008