Definitions for nano

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Wiktionary

  1. nano(Noun)

    The nanotechnology industry, or a product of such industry

  2. Nano(Noun)

    abbreviation for the iPod Nano.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. nano

    [CMU: from nanosecond] A brief period of time. “Be with you in a nano” means you really will be free shortly, i.e., implies what mainstream people mean by “in a jiffy” (whereas the hackish use of ‘jiffy’ is quite different — see jiffy).

  2. nano

    [SI: the next quantifier below micro-; meaning × 10-9] Smaller than micro-, and used in the same rather loose and connotative way. Thus, one has nanotechnology (coined by hacker K. Eric Drexler) by analogy with microtechnology; and a few machine architectures have a nanocode level below microcode. Tom Duff at Bell Labs has also pointed out that “Pi seconds is a nanocentury”. See also quantifiers, pico-, nanoacre, nanobot, nanocomputer, nanofortnight.

Freebase

  1. Nano-

    Nano- 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 wide. The prefix is derived from the Greek νᾶνος, meaning "dwarf", and was officially confirmed as standard in 1960. When used as a prefix for something other than a unit of measure, nano refers to nanotechnology, or on a scale of nanometres. See nanoscopic scale.

Anagrams for nano »

  1. anon, Anon

  2. Nona

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ben Wolstenholme:

    I think the timing is unfortunate because you have these two nano-platforms, and in practice, they are competing for resources.

  2. John Rogers:

    We are excited about the fact that these simple ideas and schemes provide immediate paths to broad and previously inaccessible classes of 3D micro- and nano-structures in a way that is compatible with the highest-performance materials and processing techniques available, we feel that the findings have potential relevance to a wide range of microsystems technologies biomedical devices, optoelectronics, photovoltaics, 3D circuits, sensors and so on.

  3. Leia CEO David Fattal:

    It's a very simple LCD technology, which is the technology that equips most of the cell phones and most of the regular displays today. As we essentially change just one small chief component which is called the backlight and we introduce our nano technology on to it. It sounds very scary but actually it's very benign and cheap to do. And out of this we're able to send rays of light into space instead of disorganized light that would propagate in all directions.

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