or nsec


  1. Meteorology. nimbostratus.


  1. not sufficient (funds).
  2. Nova Scotia, Canada (approved for postal use).
  3. nuclear ship.

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.


  1. not sufficient.


  1. not specified.


  1. New Style.
  2. Nova Scotia.
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abbreviation for
  1. new series
  2. not specified


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


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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