Definition of nanotechnology noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌnænəʊtekˈnɒlədʒi//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌnænoʊtekˈnɑːlədʒi//
[uncountable] Materials and properties
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the branch of technology that deals with structures that are less than 100 nanometres long. Scientists often build these structures using individual molecules of substances. Nanotechnology is the blanket term used to describe the precision manufacture of materials and structures of molecular dimensions. She claims that nanotechnology will enable engineers to construct sophisticated nanorobots that can navigate the human body. See related entries: Materials and properties
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: nanotechnology