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na

[nah, nuh]Chiefly Scot.
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adverb
  1. no1.
  2. not; in no way; by no means.
conjunction
  1. nor; neither.

Origin of na

before 900; Middle English (north and Scots); in part representing Old English (n(e) not, nor + ā ever; cf. ay1); in part variant of ne; cf. no1

Na

Symbol, Chemistry.
  1. sodium.

Origin of Na

From the New Latin word natrium

NA

  1. not applicable.
  2. not available.

n/a

  1. no account.
  2. not applicable.

N.A.

  1. National Army.
  2. North America.
  3. not applicable.
  4. Microscopy. numerical aperture.
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Examples from the Web for na

Contemporary Examples

Historical Examples

  • He shook his head, grunting, "Na—I don't know naught about t' shoals."

  • There is neither contribution nor tax, (na mal na threth) which we ought to pay.

    Y Gododin

    Aneurin

  • Some other simpering thing, na doot-they're all alike these days.

    The Christian

    Hall Caine

  • "That Wilson was na shaks nowther," continued Matthew quietly.

  • "It's na much as we ha' gotten to put away these times," said the first speaker.

    A Son of Hagar

    Sir Hall Caine


British Dictionary definitions for na

na1

determiner
  1. a variant of nae

na2

the internet domain name for
  1. Namibia

Na

the chemical symbol for
  1. sodium

Word Origin

Latin natrium

NA

abbreviation for
  1. North America
  2. Netherlands Antilles (international car registration)

n/a

abbreviation for
  1. not applicable
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na in Medicine

Na

  1. The symbol for the elementsodium

NA

abbr.
  1. Nomina Anatomica (official system for anatomical nomenclature)

na in Science

Na

  1. The symbol for sodium.

sodium

[sōdē-əm]
Na
  1. A soft, lightweight, silvery-white metallic element of the alkali group that reacts explosively with water. It is the most abundant alkali metal on Earth, occurring especially in common salt. Sodium is very malleable, and its compounds have many important uses in industry. Atomic number 11; atomic weight 22.99; melting point 97.8°C; boiling point 892°C; specific gravity 0.971; valence 1. See Periodic Table.
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