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The nanotechnology industry, or a product of such industry
abbreviation for the iPod Nano.
The New Hacker's Dictionary
[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).
[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.
Nano- is a prefix meaning a billionth. Used primarily in 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, such as 29 nanoseconds, 100 nanometres or in the case of electrical capacitance, 100 nanofarads. The prefix is derived from the Greek νᾶνος, meaning "dwarf", and was officially confirmed as standard in 1960. In the United States, the use of the nano prefix for the farad unit of electrical capacitance is uncommon; capacitors of that size are more often expressed in terms of a small fraction of a microfarad or a large number of picofarads. When used as a prefix for something other than a unit of measure, as in "nanoscience", nano means relating to nanotechnology, or on a scale of nanometres. See nanoscopic scale. Example: ⁕A DNA double helix is about 2 nanometers in width.
Translations for nano
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an animal, plant or person much smaller than normal.
- حَيَوان، نَبات أو إنْسان أصغَر من الطَّبيعيArabic
- anãoPortuguese (BR)
- trpaslík, zakrslíkCzech
- der/die Zwerg(in)German
- dværg-; dværgDanish
- کم رشد؛ کوتاهFarsi
- nain, naineFrench
- נַנָס, גַמָדHebrew
- osoba patuljastog rastaCroatian
- کم رشد؛ کوتاهPersian
- كم وده، غړندىPashto
- карликовое животное, растение; карликRussian
- trpaslík, zákrpokSlovak
- (คน, สัตว์, พืช) ที่แคระแกร็นThai
- cüce, bodurTurkish
- 矮子，矮小的動物或植物Chinese (Trad.)
- معمول سے پست قامت کا جانور ، پودا یا انسانUrdu
- còi cọcVietnamese
- 矮子，矮小的动植物Chinese (Simp.)
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