Metre vs Nanometre - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between metre and nanometre
is that metre
is the basic unit of length in the international system of units (si: système international d'unités) it is equal to (approximately 3937) imperial inches or metre
can be the rhythm or measure in verse and musical composition while nanometre
is an si subunit of length equal to 10-9
metres symbol: nm.
As a verb metre
is (british|rare) or metre
can be (poetry|music) to put into metrical form.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
The basic unit of length in the International System of Units (SI: Système International d'Unités). It is equal to (approximately 39.37) imperial inches.
* 1797 , The Monthly magazine and British register , No. 3
* 1873 , The Young Englishwoman , April
- The measures of length above the metre' are ten times ... greater than the ' metre .
* 1928 , The Observer , April 15
- A dress length of 8 metres of the best quality costs 58 francs.
- The 12-metre yachts ... can be sailed efficiently with four paid hands.
* This, rather than meter'', is the spelling adopted by the chose to use ''meter in accordance with the United States Government Printing Office Style Manual.
* cubic metre
* metre per second
* square metre
International Bureau of Weights and Measures
The standard spelling of the verb meaning to measure'' is meter''' throughout the English-speaking world. The use of the spelling ' metre for this sense (outside music and poetry) is possibly mis-spelling.
From (etyl), from (etyl) metrum, from (etyl) See
(en noun) (British, Canada)
The rhythm or measure in verse and musical composition.
(poetry, music) To put into metrical form.
* (US ) nanometer
An SI subunit of length equal to 10-9 metres. Symbol: nm
, author=Robert L. Dorit
, title=Rereading Darwin
, volume=100, issue=1, page=23
, passage=We live our lives in three dimensions for our threescore and ten allotted years. Yet every branch of contemporary science, from statistics to cosmology, alludes to processes that operate on scales outside of human experience: the millisecond and the nanometer
, the eon and the light-year.}}