• A measurement scale whose dimensions are comparatively near a nanometer. Such an interval may be defined, for instance, as spanning from about 0.01 to 100 nm, from about 0.1 to 10 nm, from 1 to 100 nm, and so on. For reference, the smallest atom, that of hydrogen, has an approximate width of 0.1 nanometer. Also, pertaining to that consisting of, or incorporating such dimensions. Also called nanometer scale.
  • synonymnanometer scale