angstrom

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Swedish, after physicist Anders Jonas Ångström.

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Noun[edit]

angstrom (plural angstroms)

  1. (physics) A unit of length equal to meters (that is, one ten-billionth of a meter), approximately the size of an atom, and denoted by the symbol Å, used especially to measure the wavelength of electromagnetic radiation or distances between atoms.

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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Wells, John C. (2008) Longman Pronunciation Dictionary, 3rd edition, Longman, ISBN 9781405881180
  2. 2.0 2.1 Roach, Peter (2011) Cambridge English Pronouncing Dictionary, 18th edition, Cambridge University Press, ISBN 9780521152532
  3. ^ angstrom” in the Collins English Dictionary, Glasgow: HarperCollins Publishers.

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Noun[edit]

angstrom m (plural angstroms)

  1. (physics) angstrom (a very small unit of length, 10-10 m)