From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

nanotechnology \nan"o*tech*nol`o*gy\
   (n[a^]n"[-o]*t[e^]k*n[o^]l`[-o]*j[=e]), n.
   The manipulation or construction of objects with sizes in the
   nanometer range or smaller.

   Note: Objects of the size of molecules may be moved and
         placed in specific locations using laser tweezers or an
         atomic force microscope. See [a

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