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The symbol for nitrogen.
1. Printing en
2. knight (chess)
3. needs improvement
6. N Chemistry normality
And: mac 'n' cheese.
n 1or N (ĕn)
n. pl. n's or N's also ns or Ns
1. The 14th letter of the modern English alphabet.
2. Any of the speech sounds represented by the letter n.
3. The 14th in a series.
4. Something shaped like the letter N.
5. An unspecified number or variable, usually an integer.
6. Biology The haploid number of chromosomes.
1. Grammar neuter
3. n Chemistry normal
n, pl n's, N's or Ns
1. (Linguistics) the 14th letter and 11th consonant of the modern English alphabet
2. (Phonetics & Phonology) a speech sound represented by this letter, usually an alveolar nasal, as in nail
1. (General Physics) neutron
2. (General Physics) optics index of refraction
an indefinite number (of): there are n objects in a box.
1. (Chess & Draughts) chess Also: kt knight
2. (Units) neper
4. (General Physics) newton(s)
5. (Chemistry) chem nitrogen
6. (Physical Geography) North
7. (Chemistry) Avogadro's number
8. (Grammar) noun
(Automotive Engineering) Norway (international car registration)
an informal variant of and
n., pl. Ns N's, ns n's.
1. the 14th letter of the English alphabet, a consonant.
2. any spoken sound represented by this letter.
3. something shaped like an N.
4. a written or printed representation of the letter N or
conj. Pron. Spelling.
and: Look 'n listen.
1. the 14th in order or in a series.
4. an indefinite, constant whole number, esp. the degree of a quantic or an equation, or the order of a curve.
5. Print. en.
6. Avogadro's number.
1. Physics. neutron.
2. Optics. index of refraction.
2. born. [< L nātus]
8. normal (strength solution).
The symbol for nitrogen.
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|Noun||1.||N - a common nonmetallic element that is normally a colorless odorless tasteless inert diatomic gas; constitutes 78 percent of the atmosphere by volume; a constituent of all living tissues|
chemical element, element - any of the more than 100 known substances (of which 92 occur naturally) that cannot be separated into simpler substances and that singly or in combination constitute all matter
azote - an obsolete name for nitrogen
air - a mixture of gases (especially oxygen) required for breathing; the stuff that the wind consists of; "air pollution"; "a smell of chemicals in the air"; "open a window and let in some air"; "I need some fresh air"
gas - a fluid in the gaseous state having neither independent shape nor volume and being able to expand indefinitely
liquid nitrogen - nitrogen in a liquid state
|2.||N - the cardinal compass point that is at 0 or 360 degrees|
cardinal compass point - one of the four main compass points
|3.||N - a unit of force equal to the force that imparts an acceleration of 1 m/sec/sec to a mass of 1 kilogram; equal to 100,000 dynes|
force unit - a unit of measurement of physical force
dyne - a unit of force equal to the force that imparts an acceleration of 1 cm/sec/sec to a mass of 1 gram
sthene - a unit of force equal to 1000 newtons
|4.||N - (of a solution) concentration expressed in gram equivalents of solute per liter|
relative quantity - a quantity relative to some purpose
solution - a homogeneous mixture of two or more substances; frequently (but not necessarily) a liquid solution; "he used a solution of peroxide and water"
|5.||n - the 14th letter of the Roman alphabet|
Latin alphabet, Roman alphabet - the alphabet evolved by the ancient Romans which serves for writing most of the languages of western Europe
Nn [ˈɛn] n (= letter) → N, n m
N for Nellie, N for Nan (US) → N comme Nicolas
N[ˈɛn] abbr (=north) → N
Nn [ɛn] n (letter) → N, n f or m inv
N for Nellie (Am) N for Nan → N come Napoli