Definition:Metric System/Length/Nanometre

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The nanometre is a metric unit of length.

\(\ds \) \(\) \(\ds 1\) nanometre
\(\ds \) \(=\) \(\ds 10^{-3}\) micrometre
\(\ds \) \(=\) \(\ds 10^{-6}\) millimetre
\(\ds \) \(=\) \(\ds 10^{-9}\) metres


$\mathrm {n m}$

The symbol for the nanometre is $\mathrm {n m}$.

$n$ for nano
$\mathrm m$ for metre.

Its $\LaTeX$ code is \mathrm {n m} .

Linguistic Note

The spelling nanometre is the one adopted by the International Bureau of Weights and Measures. Nanometer is the variant used in standard American English.

See the linguistic note on metre.