nano- meaning

EN[ˈnænəʊ] [ˈnænoʊ]
  • Nano- (symbol n) is a unit prefix meaning one billionth. Used primarily with the metric system, this prefix denotes a factor of 10−9 or 0.000000001. It is frequently encountered in science and electronics for prefixing units of time and length.
  • Examples:
  • One nanometer is about the length that a fingernail grows in one second.
  • Three gold atoms lined up are about one nanometer long.
  • If a toy marble were one nanometer wide, Earth would be about one meter (3.3 feet) wide.
  • The prefix is derived from the Greek νᾶνος, meaning "dwarf", and was officially confirmed as standard in 1960.
FR nano-
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Morphemes
      • Prefixes
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    1. fr nano-
    2. en nano-ohm
    3. en nano-amp
    4. en nano-watt
    5. en nano-ohms
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    Meaning of nano- for the defined word.

    Grammatically, this word "nano-" is a morpheme, more specifically, a prefixe.
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