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Symbol.

Physics. neutron.

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Definition for n (2 of 10)

'n

or 'n'

[ uhn ]
/ ən /

conjunction Informal.

a shortened form of and: Stop 'n save.Look 'n listen.

Origin of 'n

A phonetic spelling representing the pronunciation of the word in continuous rapid speech

Definition for n (3 of 10)

N1

or n

[ en ]
/ ɛn /

noun, plural N's or Ns, n's or ns.

the 14th letter of the English alphabet, a consonant.
any spoken sound represented by the letter N or n, as in now, dinner, son, etc.
something having the shape of an N.
a written or printed representation of the letter N or n.
a device, as a printer's type, for reproducing the letter N or n.

Definition for n (4 of 10)

N2

abbreviation

Physics. newton; newtons.
north.
northern.

Definition for n (5 of 10)

N3

Symbol.

Definition for n (6 of 10)

n-

Chemistry.

an abbreviated form of normal, used in the names of hydrocarbon compounds that have a normal or straight chain of carbon atoms: n-3 fatty acid.

Definition for n (7 of 10)

-n

variant of -an after a vowel: Virginian.

Definition for n (8 of 10)

n.1

abbreviation

born.

Origin of n.

1
From the Latin word nātus

Definition for n (9 of 10)

n.2

abbreviation

Definition for n (10 of 10)

N.

abbreviation

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British Dictionary definitions for n (1 of 6)

n1

symbol for

neutron
optics index of refraction
nano-

British Dictionary definitions for n (2 of 6)

n2
/ (ɛn) /

determiner

an indefinite number (of)there are n objects in a box

British Dictionary definitions for n (3 of 6)

n

N

/ (ɛn) /

noun plural n's, N's or Ns

the 14th letter and 11th consonant of the modern English alphabet
a speech sound represented by this letter, usually an alveolar nasal, as in nail

British Dictionary definitions for n (4 of 6)

N

symbol for

abbreviation for

Norway (international car registration)

British Dictionary definitions for n (5 of 6)

n-

prefix

chem short for normal (def. 6)

British Dictionary definitions for n (6 of 6)

n.

abbreviation for

natus
neuter
new
nominative
noun

Word Origin for n.

(for sense 1) Latin: born
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Medical definitions for n (1 of 3)

n

abbr.

refractive index

Medical definitions for n (2 of 3)

N 11

The symbol for the elementnitrogen

Medical definitions for n (3 of 3)

N 22

abbr.

newton
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Scientific definitions for n

N

Abbreviation of newton
The symbol for nitrogen.
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