nanobot

nanobot

[nan-uh-bot]
noun
1.
a machine or robot built on the nanoscale, still in the research-and-development stage, with potential applications in medicine and industry.
2.
a machine or robot that can manipulate nanoscale objects with great precision.
Also called nanorobot [nan-uh-roh-buht, -bot] , nanite, nanomachine.


Origin:
1990–95; nano- + (ro)bot

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Main Entry:  nanobot
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a microscopic robot used in nanotechnology, a nano-robot; an extremely small autonomous self-propelled machine that may reproduce
Etymology:  1989
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nanobot definition

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/nan"oh-bot/ A robot of microscopic proportions, presumably built by means of nanotechnology. As yet, only used informally (and speculatively!). Also called a "nanoagent".
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(1999-07-19)

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