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Tech Terms, 3rd Edition by Jeff Rutenbeck

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Nano

Level: 2

Definition: A measurement representing one billionth of a quantity expressed as 10−9 represented as n when used as part of a measure of transmission rate. (See also Nanosecond and Nanotechnology.)

Nanosat

Level: 3

Definition: Term usually applied to a satellite lighter than 22 pounds (10 kg) and intended to replace the large, costly telecommunications satellites in use today. Nanosats are being designed so that they can be positioned in clusters (also called “constellations”) in space to provide instant relaying and backup support to provide advanced telecommunications services. (See also Picosat.)

Nanosecond

Level: 2

Definition: A measurement of time in which onebillionth of a second (or .000000001 seconds) is equal to 1 nanosecond ...

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