Meaning of N, n


Pronunciation: (en), [key]
— pl. N'sorNs, n'sorns.
  1. the 14th letter of the English alphabet, a consonant.
  2. any spoken sound represented by the letter N or n, as in now, dinner, son, etc.
  3. something having the shape of an
  4. a written or printed representation of the letter N or n.
  5. a device, as a printer's type, for reproducing the letter N or n.


Pronunciation: (un), [key]
— conj. Pron. Spelling.
  1. and: Stop 'n save. Look 'n listen.


Pronunciation: [key]
  1. newton; newtons.
  2. north.
  3. northern.


Pronunciation: [key]
— Symbol.
  1. the 14th in order or in a series, or, when I is omitted, the 13th.
  2. (sometimes l.c.) the medieval Roman numeral for 90. Cf.
  3. nitrogen.
  4. asparagine.
  5. an indefinite, constant whole number, esp. the degree of a quantic or an equation, or the order of a curve.
  6. knight.
  7. en.
  8. See
  9. See


Pronunciation: [key]
— Symbol.
  1. neutron.
  2. See


Pronunciation: [key]
— Chem. Chem.
  1. an abbreviated form ofused in the names of hydrocarbon compounds that have a normal or straight chain of carbon atoms: n-3 fatty acid.


Pronunciation: [key]
  1. var. ofafter a vowel: Virginian.


Pronunciation: [key]
  1. Nationalist.
  2. Navy.
  3. New.
  4. Noon.
  5. normal (strength solution).
  6. Norse.
  7. north.
  8. northern.
  9. note.
  10. November.


Pronunciation: [key]
  1. name.
  2. born. [< L nātus]
  3. nephew.
  4. net.
  5. neuter.
  6. new.
  7. nominative.
  8. noon.
  9. normal (strength solution).
  10. north.
  11. northern.
  12. note.
  13. noun.
  14. number.
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