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  1. nanosecond; nanoseconds.
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  1. Meteorology. nimbostratus.
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  1. not sufficient (funds).
  2. Nova Scotia, Canada (approved for postal use).
  3. nuclear ship.
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N, n

noun, plural N's or Ns, n's or ns.
  1. the 14th letter of the English alphabet, a consonant.
  2. any spoken sound represented by the letter N or n, as in now, dinner, son, etc.
  3. something having the shape of an N.
  4. a written or printed representation of the letter N or n.
  5. a device, as a printer's type, for reproducing the letter N or n.
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  1. not sufficient.
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  1. not specified.
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  1. New Style.
  2. Nova Scotia.
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Related Words for ns

animalculum, n, animalcule, moan, grumble, regret, lament, wish, whimper, yearn, mourn, murmur, mope, languish, fret

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British Dictionary definitions for ns


abbreviation for
  1. new series
  2. not specified
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abbreviation for
  1. New Style (method of reckoning dates)
  2. not sufficient or not satisfactory
  3. (esp in postal addresses) Nova Scotia
  4. nuclear ship
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abbreviation for
  1. non-smoker: used in lonely hearts columns and personal advertisements
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ns in Science


  1. Abbreviation of newton
  2. The symbol for nitrogen.
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