nanoscale

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Etymology[edit]

nano- +‎ scale

Adjective[edit]

nanoscale ‎(not comparable)

  1. On a scale measured in nanometers

Noun[edit]

nanoscale ‎(plural nanoscales)

  1. A measuring tool with gradations in nanometers.
    • 2005, Jürgen Schulte, Nanotechnology: Global Strategies, Industry Trends and Applications [1], ISBN 0470854006, page 167:
      The nanoscales under development will have 10 000 to 40 000 graduations per 1 mm distance.
  2. The scale of nanotechnology.
    • 2006, Jessica Elzea Kogel, Industrial Minerals & Rocks: Commodities, Markets, and Use [2], ISBN 0873352335, page 1441:
      As opposed to the microscale, the nanoscale is not just another step toward miniaturization: it results in a qualitatively new material.

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