nanotechnology

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Etymology[edit]

From nano- +‎ technology. Popularized in 1986 by Eric Drexler.[1]

Noun[edit]

nanotechnology (countable and uncountable, plural nanotechnologies)

  1. The science and technology of creating nanoparticles and of manufacturing machines which have sizes within the range of nanometres.
    Coordinate term: gigatechnology

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  1. ^ Eric Drexler (1986) Engines of Creation: The Coming Era of Nanotechnology, →ISBN