nanotech adj.

= nanotechnological adj.

  • 1987 Washington Post (Nexis) 5 July (Mag. section) w35

    The greatest risk would be the possibility of a nanotech industrial accident, in which some bionic bozo escapes from a vat of chemicals and ravages the populace.

  • 1993 P. Anderson Harvest of Stars (1994) 442 Poul Anderson bibliography

    We can’t continue sending our robots and our nanotech molecules scurrying around to find out whatever’s going wrong and repair the damage.

  • 1994 Interzone July 23/1

    The scars are gone, nanotech repairers of my own make certain of that.

  • 1994 I. McDonald Necroville (1995) 128 Ian McDonald

    The biotechnician’s natural predilection for the small and perfectly organized led them to invest in the emerging nanotech corporadas.

  • 1995 Interzone Jan. 56/3

    After a utopian period in which cities were enlivened and reshaped by myriads of coordinated microscopic machines, nanotech plagues and information wars have decimated the world’s population.

  • 1999 W. Gibson All Tomorrow's Parties liv. 224 William Gibson

    Even in Tokyo, seventeen-point-eight of your markedly technofetishistic populace refuses to this day to set foot in a nanotech structure.

  • 2005 C. Stross Accelerando iv. 153 Charles Stross

    The degenerate cores of the traditional stock markets are in free fall, the old smokestack microprocessor and biotech/nanotech industries crumbling before the onslaught of matter replicators and self-modifying ideas.

  • 2016 SFX Magazine Nov. 119/4 page image

    A nanotech virus is transforming people into monsters.


Research requirements

antedating 1987

Earliest cite

in Washington Post

Research History
Added to OED June 2003, with earliest cite from 1987.

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