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 Dictionary entry overview: What does NM mean? 

NM (noun)
  The noun NM has 2 senses:

1. a metric unit of length equal to one billionth of a meter
2. a state in southwestern United States on the Mexican border

  Familiarity information: NM used as a noun is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

NM (noun)

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A metric unit of length equal to one billionth of a meter

Classified under:

Nouns denoting quantities and units of measure


micromillimeter; micromillimetre; millimicron; nanometer; nanometre; nm

Hypernyms ("nm" is a kind of...):

metric linear unit (a linear unit of distance in metric terms)

Meronyms (parts of "nm"):

A; angstrom; angstrom unit (a metric unit of length equal to one ten billionth of a meter (or 0.0001 micron); used to specify wavelengths of electromagnetic radiation)

Holonyms ("nm" is a part of...):

micrometer; micron (a metric unit of length equal to one millionth of a meter)



A state in southwestern United States on the Mexican border

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position


Land of Enchantment; New Mexico; NM

Instance hypernyms:

American state (one of the 50 states of the United States)

Meronyms (parts of "NM"):

Carlsbad Caverns National Park (a national park in New Mexico featuring what is probably the world's largest cavern with spectacular underground formations)

Canadian; Canadian River (a river rising in northeastern New Mexico and flowing eastward across the Texas panhandle to become a tributary of the Arkansas River in Oklahoma)

Carlsbad Caverns (a group of caverns in southeastern New Mexico noted for their stalactites and stalagmites)

Cimarron; Cimarron River (a river that rises in northeastern New Mexico and flows eastward into Oklahoma where it becomes a tributary of the Arkansas River)

Colorado Plateau (a large plateau south and west of the Rocky Mountains; abuts mountains on the north and east and ends in an escarpment overlooking lowlands to the south and west; the Grand Canyon is carved out of the southwestern corner)

Gila; Gila River (a river that rises in western New Mexico and flows westward through southern Arizona to become a tributary of the Colorado River)

Guadalupe Mountains (a mountain range in southern New Mexico and western Texas; the southern extension of the Sacramento Mountains)

Llano Estacado (a large semiarid plateau forming the southern part of the Great Plains)

Pecos; Pecos River (a tributary of the Rio Grande that flows southeastward from New Mexico through western Texas)

Sacramento Mountains (mountain range in New Mexico east of the Rio Grande)

Wheeler Peak (a mountain peak in northeastern New Mexico in the Rocky Mountains)

Brazos; Brazos River (a river that rises in Mexico and flows across Texas into the Gulf of Mexico)

Chihuahuan Desert (a desert in western Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and northern Mexico)

Albuquerque (the largest city in New Mexico; located in central New Mexico on the Rio Grande river)

Carlsbad (a town in southeastern New Mexico on the Pecos River near the Mexican border; potash deposits)

Farmington (a town in northwestern New Mexico)

Gallup (a town in northwestern New Mexico near the Arizona border)

Las Cruces (a town in southern New Mexico on the Rio Grande)

Los Alamos (a town in north central New Mexico; in 1942 it was chosen as a nuclear research site where the first atomic bombs were produced)

Roswell (a town in southeast New Mexico)

capital of New Mexico; Santa Fe (capital of the state of New Mexico; located in north central New Mexico)

Silver City (a town in southwestern New Mexico)

Taos (an artist colony in northern New Mexico)

Holonyms ("NM" is a part of...):

America; the States; U.S.; U.S.A.; United States; United States of America; US; USA (North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776)

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