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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

N, nɛn(n.)(pl.)Ns; N's, ns; n's.

  1. the 14th letter of the English alphabet, a consonant.

  2. any spoken sound represented by this letter.

    Category: Language/Linguistics

  3. something shaped like anN.


or 'n'

  1. and:

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  1. north.

    Category: Geography (terms)

  2. northern.

    Category: Chemistry


  1. the 14th in order or in a series.

  2. nitrogen.

  3. asparagine.

    Category: Biochemistry

  4. an indefinite, constant whole number, esp. the degree of a quantic or an equation, or the order of a curve.

  5. Print. en.

  6. Avogadro's number.

    Category: Chemistry

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  1. Physics. neutron.

  2. Optics. index of refraction.

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  1. name.

  2. born. [< L nātus]

  3. nephew.

  4. neuter.

    Category: Grammar

  5. new.

  6. nominative.

    Category: Grammar

  7. noon.

  8. normal (strength solution).

    Category: Chemistry

  9. north.

    Category: Geography (terms)

  10. northern.

  11. noun.

    Category: Grammar

  12. number.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. nitrogen, N, atomic number 7(noun)

    a common nonmetallic element that is normally a colorless odorless tasteless inert diatomic gas; constitutes 78 percent of the atmosphere by volume; a constituent of all living tissues

  2. north, due north, northward, N(noun)

    the cardinal compass point that is at 0 or 360 degrees

  3. newton, N(noun)

    a unit of force equal to the force that imparts an acceleration of 1 m/sec/sec to a mass of 1 kilogram; equal to 100,000 dynes

  4. normality, N(noun)

    (of a solution) concentration expressed in gram equivalents of solute per liter

  5. N, n(noun)

    the 14th letter of the Roman alphabet

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. N(abbreviation)ˈɛn



  1. n(Conjunction)

    Contraction of and; used mainly in a few set phrases.

Webster Dictionary

  1. N

    the fourteenth letter of English alphabet, is a vocal consonent, and, in allusion to its mode of formation, is called the dentinasal or linguanasal consonent. Its commoner sound is that heard in ran, done; but when immediately followed in the same word by the sound of g hard or k (as in single, sink, conquer), it usually represents the same sound as the digraph ng in sing, bring, etc. This is a simple but related sound, and is called the gutturo-nasal consonent. See Guide to Pronunciation, // 243-246

  2. N(noun)

    a measure of space equal to half an M (or em); an en


  1. N

    N is the fourteenth letter in the ISO basic Latin alphabet.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. N

    1. A large and indeterminate number of objects: “There were N bugs in that crock!” Also used in its original sense of a variable name: “This crock has N bugs, as N goes to infinity.” (The true number of bugs is always at least N + 1; see Lubarsky's Law of Cybernetic Entomology.) 2. A variable whose value is inherited from the current context. For example, when a meal is being ordered at a restaurant, N may be understood to mean however many people there are at the table. From the remark “We'd like to order N wonton soups and a family dinner for N - 1” you can deduce that one person at the table wants to eat only soup, even though you don't know how many people there are (see great-wall). 3. Nth: adj. The ordinal counterpart of N, senses 1 and 2. 4. “Now for the Nth and last time...” In the specific context “Nth-year grad student”, N is generally assumed to be at least 4, and is usually 5 or more (see tenured graduate student). See also random numbers, two-to-the-N.

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. N

    (a) Symbol for north pole or north-seeking pole of a magnet. (b) Symbol for the number of lines of force in a magnetic circuit.

Translations for N

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(also N ) one of the four main points of the compass.

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