Nanometers to Meters Converter

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1 nm = 1.0E-9 m
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How to Convert Nanometers to Meters

To convert a measurement in nanometers to a measurement in meters, divide the length by the following conversion ratio: 1,000,000,000 nanometers/meter.

Since one meter is equal to 1,000,000,000 nanometers, you can use this simple formula to convert:

meters = nanometers ÷ 1,000,000,000

The length in meters is equal to the length in nanometers divided by 1,000,000,000.

For example, here's how to convert 5,000,000,000 nanometers to meters using the formula above.
meters = (5,000,000,000 nm ÷ 1,000,000,000) = 5 m

Nanometers and meters are both units used to measure length. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

What Is a Nanometer?

One nanometer is equal to one-billionth (1/1,000,000,000) of a meter, which is defined as the distance light travels in a vacuum in a 1/299,792,458 second time interval.

The nanometer, or nanometre, is a multiple of the meter, which is the SI base unit for length. In the metric system, "nano" is the prefix for billionths, or 10-9. Nanometers can be abbreviated as nm; for example, 1 nanometer can be written as 1 nm.

The nanometer is an extremely small unit of length measurement, often used to measure things that are very small, such as the transistors and electrical pathways in computer processors and nanotechnology.

Learn more about nanometers.

What Is a Meter?

According to the most recent 2019 definition, the meter is defined as the distance traveled by light in vacuum during a time interval with a duration of 1/299,792,458 of a second.[1] One meter is equal to 100 centimeters, 3.28084 feet, or 39.37 inches.

The meter, or metre, is the SI base unit for length in the metric system. Meters can be abbreviated as m; for example, 1 meter can be written as 1 m.

Learn more about meters.

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 a combination of both values, so make sure you get the correct type for your needs.

Need a ruler? Try our free downloadable and printable rulers, which include both imperial and metric measurements.

Nanometer to Meter Conversion Table

Table showing various nanometer measurements converted to meters.
Nanometers Meters
1 nm 0.000000001 m
2 nm 0.000000002 m
3 nm 0.000000003 m
4 nm 0.000000004 m
5 nm 0.000000005 m
6 nm 0.000000006 m
7 nm 0.000000007 m
8 nm 0.000000008 m
9 nm 0.000000009 m
10 nm 0.00000001 m
100 nm 0.0000001 m
1,000 nm 0.000001 m
10,000 nm 0.00001 m
100,000 nm 0.0001 m
1,000,000 nm 0.001 m
10,000,000 nm 0.01 m
100,000,000 nm 0.1 m
1,000,000,000 nm 1 m


  1. International Bureau of Weights and Measures, The International System of Units, 9th Edition, 2019,

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