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nu

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[ noo, nyoo ]
/ nu, nyu /
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noun
the 13th letter of the Greek alphabet (Ν, ν).
the consonant sound represented by this letter.
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Origin of nu

1
1885–90; <Greek <Semitic; cf. nun2

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Other definitions for nu (2 of 3)

nu2
[ noo ]
/ nu /

interjection
well? so? so what?

Origin of nu

2
1890–95; <Yiddish; cognate with Old High German, Middle High German (adv. and conjunction), German nu (dial. and colloquial) well! well now! See now

Other definitions for nu (3 of 3)

Nu
[ noo ]
/ nu /

noun
U [oo], /u/, Thauin Nu, 1907–1995, Burmese political leader: prime minister 1948–56, 1957–58, 1960–62.
Egyptian Religion Nun.
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British Dictionary definitions for nu (1 of 4)

nu1
/ (njuː) /

noun
the 13th letter in the Greek alphabet (Ν, ν), a consonant, transliterated as n

Word Origin for nu

from Greek, of Semitic origin; compare nun ²

British Dictionary definitions for nu (2 of 4)

nu2

the internet domain name for
Niue

British Dictionary definitions for nu (3 of 4)

Nu
/ (njuː) /

noun
U (uː), original name Thakin Nu. 1907–95, Burmese statesman and writer; prime minister (1948–56, 1957–58, 1960–62). He attempted to establish parliamentary democracy, but was ousted (1962) by Ne Win

British Dictionary definitions for nu (4 of 4)

nu-

prefix
informal indicating an updated or modern version of somethingnu-metal music

Word Origin for nu-

C20: from new
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