nanoscale

nanoscale

[nan-uh-skeyl, ney-nuh-]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to microscopic particles of matter, devices, etc., that are measured in nanometers or microns: a nanoscale sensor made of a single molecule.
noun
2.
Measurements. a scale of measurement that uses nanometers or microns as units of measure.

Origin:
1980–85; nano- + scale2

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nanoscale   (nān'ə-skāl')  Pronunciation Key 
Relating to or occurring on a scale of nanometers.
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