**Nanometer** is a subdivision of the

**meter** unit. The

**nano** prefix stands for 1E-09 therefore, 1 nanometer = 1E-09 meter units.

**Meter** is a unit of measurement of length. The definition for meter is the following:

1 nanometer is equal to 1.0 × 10^{-9} meters

The nanometer is a unit of measurement of length used to measure very small distances. It is equal to 10 Angstroms or 1x10^{-9} meters. The nanometer is a common unit of measurement in nanotechnology, manufacturing technology and semiconductor technology. It is also used to measure the wavelength of light.

The symbol for nanometer is

**nm**Nanometer is compatible with the

metre base unit.