Definitions for NUnu, nyu

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  1. nu(noun)

    the 13th letter of the Greek alphabet

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  1. Nu

    Nu, is the 13th letter of the Greek alphabet. In the system of Greek numerals it has a value of 50. It is derived from the Phoenician letter nun . Its Latin equivalent is N, though the lowercase resembles the Roman lowercase v. The name of the letter is written νῦ in Ancient Greek and traditional Modern Greek polytonic orthography, while in Modern Greek it is written νι. The lower-case letter ν is used as a symbol for: ⁕Degree of freedom in statistics. ⁕The frequency of a wave in physics and other fields; sometimes also spatial frequency. ⁕The specific volume in thermodynamics. ⁕Kinematic viscosity in fluid mechanics. ⁕Poisson's ratio, the ratio of strains perpendicular with and parallel with an applied force. ⁕Any of three kinds of neutrino in particle physics. ⁕One of the Greeks in mathematical finance, known as "vega". ⁕The number of neutrons released per fission of an atom in nuclear physics. ⁕A DNA polymerase found in higher eukaryotes and implicated in Translesion Synthesis. ⁕Molecular vibrational mode, νx where x is the number of the vibration. ⁕The stoichiometric coefficient. ⁕The Greatest fixed point of a function, as commonly used in the μ-calculus.

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  1. Nu

    Nettled in the north, the Nu were a sister tribe to the Nuba of Nubia (child of Nu). When Aka-notum rallied the kingdoms to worship the creator through the sun, his kingdom was attacked and annihilated. Under siege, Aka-notum asked a few of his elders to flee with his grandson Atin'naana. The elders took the young prince who was just 9, down the Nile. For many days and nights the sailed until their boat struck a rock and wrecked. Atin'naana name this rock, Bolbatanga (Rock of the lost souls). However, in an effort to further conceal his identity, they called their new home Bolgatanga and instead of his real name, they called him, Ayiah (The lone survivor) When asked who they were, they simply said they were; Dapor'tinaama (Unifiers of the northern kingdoms). They also exclaimed that they held against their enemies and thereby called themselves - Gurusi (Those who stood their ground in battle). As Gurusi people, they converted many to their religion and way of life laid by Aka-notum - to work the creator who endows all with life through the sun.

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  1. un, 'un, UN


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