# Convert Nanometers to Meters

## Learn How to Convert Nanometers to Meters Using our Conversion Formula

Converting a nanometer length measurement to a meter measurement involves multiplying your length by the conversion ratio to find the result. A nanometer is equal to 1.0E-9 meters, so to convert simply multiply by 1.0E-9.

For example, 5nm = (5 × 1.0E-9) = 5.0E-9m.

Nanometers and meters are both units used to measure length. Learn more about length and
find more length measurement conversion calculators.
A nanometer is a metric measurement and can be abbreviated as *nm*, for example 1nm.
A meter is a metric measurement and can be abbreviated as *m*, for example 1m.
Learn more about the metric system, including the common unit prefixes and how to convert between metric units.

A nanometer is an extremely small unit of length measurement, equal to one billionth of a meter. The nanometer
is used to measure things that are very small, such as the transistors and electrical pathways in computer processors
and nanotechnology. Internationally it is spelled *nanometre*.

The meter is the primary unit of length in the metric system. It's equal to 100 centimeters or 39.37 inches.
Internationally it is actually spelled *metre*. It was first defined 1793 as ^{1}/_{10,000,000} the length from the equator to
the North Pole. The current definition of a meter, adopted
in 1983, is the distance light travels in ^{1}/_{299,792,458} seconds and was adopted to in 1983.

We recommend using a ruler or tape measure for measuring length, which can be found at a local retailer or home center. Rulers are available in imperial, metric, or combination with both values, so make sure you get the correct type for your needs. If you need a ruler you can also download and print our free printable rulers which include both imperial and metric measurements.

## More Length Conversions

- Convert to Miles Length
- 1nm is equal to 6.2137E-13 miles
- Convert to Yards Length
- 1nm is equal to 1.0936E-9 yards
- Convert to Feet Length
- 1nm is equal to 3.2808E-9 feet
- Convert to Inches Length
- 1nm is equal to 3.937E-8 inches
- Convert to Kilometers Length
- 1nm is equal to 1.0E-12 kilometers
- Convert to Centimeters Length
- 1nm is equal to 1.0E-7 centimeters
- Convert to Millimeters Length
- 1nm is equal to 1.0E-6 millimeters
- Convert to Micrometers Length
- 1nm is equal to 0.001 micrometers

## Nanometer Measurements and Equivalent Meter Conversions

Nanometers | Meters | Nanometers | Meters | Nanometers | Meters |
---|---|---|---|---|---|

1 | 0.0000000010 | 21 | 0.000000021 | 41 | 0.000000041 |

2 | 0.0000000020 | 22 | 0.000000022 | 42 | 0.000000042 |

3 | 0.0000000030 | 23 | 0.000000023 | 43 | 0.000000043 |

4 | 0.0000000040 | 24 | 0.000000024 | 44 | 0.000000044 |

5 | 0.0000000050 | 25 | 0.000000025 | 45 | 0.000000045 |

6 | 0.0000000060 | 26 | 0.000000026 | 46 | 0.000000046 |

7 | 0.0000000070 | 27 | 0.000000027 | 47 | 0.000000047 |

8 | 0.0000000080 | 28 | 0.000000028 | 48 | 0.000000048 |

9 | 0.0000000090 | 29 | 0.000000029 | 49 | 0.000000049 |

10 | 0.000000010 | 30 | 0.000000030 | 50 | 0.000000050 |

11 | 0.000000011 | 31 | 0.000000031 | 51 | 0.000000051 |

12 | 0.000000012 | 32 | 0.000000032 | 52 | 0.000000052 |

13 | 0.000000013 | 33 | 0.000000033 | 53 | 0.000000053 |

14 | 0.000000014 | 34 | 0.000000034 | 54 | 0.000000054 |

15 | 0.000000015 | 35 | 0.000000035 | 55 | 0.000000055 |

16 | 0.000000016 | 36 | 0.000000036 | 56 | 0.000000056 |

17 | 0.000000017 | 37 | 0.000000037 | 57 | 0.000000057 |

18 | 0.000000018 | 38 | 0.000000038 | 58 | 0.000000058 |

19 | 0.000000019 | 39 | 0.000000039 | 59 | 0.000000059 |

20 | 0.000000020 | 40 | 0.000000040 | 60 | 0.000000060 |