|Nanomachine||An artificial eutactic mechanical device that relies on nanometer-scale components; see molecular machine.|
|Nanomechanical||Pertaining to nanomachines.|
|Nanoscale||On a scale of nanometers, from atomic dimensions to ~100 nm.|
|Nanosystem||A eutactic set of nanoscale components working together to serve a set of purposes; complex nanosystems can be of macroscopic size.|
|Nanotechnology||In recent general usage, any technology related to features of nanometer scale: thin films, fine particles, chemical synthesis, advanced microlithography, and so forth. As introduced by the author, a technology based on the ability to build structures to complex, atomic specifications by means of mechanosynthesis; this can be termed molecular nanotechnology.|
|NMOS||An acronym for n-channel metal-oxide-semiconductor, as in NMOS transistor and NMOS logic.|
|Nucleus||The positively charged core of an atom, an object of ~0.00001 atomic diameters containing >99.9% of the atomic mass. Nuclear positions define atomic positions.|
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