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Symbol.

Physics. neutron.

Optics. index of refraction.

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## Other definitions for n (2 of 10)

## Origin of 'n

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

## Other definitions for n (3 of 10)

N

^{1}### 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.

## Other definitions for n (4 of 10)

## Other definitions for n (5 of 10)

N

^{3} Symbol.

## Other definitions 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.

## Other definitions for n (7 of 10)

## Other definitions for n (8 of 10)

n.

^{1}abbreviation

born.

## Origin of n.

^{1}

From the Latin word nātus

## Other definitions for n (9 of 10)

n.

^{2}abbreviation

## Other definitions for n (10 of 10)

N.

abbreviation

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## How to use n in a sentence

## British Dictionary definitions for n (1 of 6)

n

^{1}symbol for

neutron

optics index of refraction

nano-

## British Dictionary definitions for n (2 of 6)

n

^{2}/ (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)

## 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 2

^{2}abbr.

newton

## Medical definitions for n (3 of 3)

N 1

^{1}The symbol for the elementnitrogen

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## Scientific definitions for n

N

Abbreviation of newton

The symbol for nitrogen.

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