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nit

the egg of a parasitic insect, such as a louse or flea
Not to be confused with:
knit – to make something by interlocking loops of yarn with knitting needles; grow together, as broken bones; become intimately united: knit a friendship
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NIT

abbr.
National Invitational Tournament

nit 1

 (nĭt)
n.
The egg of certain parasitic insects, especially a head louse.

[Middle English, from Old English hnitu.]

nit′ty adj.

nit 2

 (nĭt)
n.
A unit of luminance equal to one candela per square meter, measured perpendicular to the rays of the source.

[From Latin nitor, brightness, from nitēre, to shine.]
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nit

(nɪt)
n
1. (Zoology) the egg of a louse, especially when adhering to human hair
2. (Zoology) the larva of a louse or similar insect
[Old English hnitu; related to Dutch neet, Old High German hniz]

nit

(nɪt)
n
(Units) a unit of luminance equal to 1 candela per square metre
[C20: from Latin nitor brightness]

nit

(nɪt)
n
informal chiefly Brit short for nitwit

nit

(nɪt)
n
(Units) a unit of information equal to 1.44 bits. Also called: nepit
[C20: from N(apierian dig)it]

nit

(nɪt)
n
keep nit informal Austral to keep watch, esp during illegal activity
[C19: from nix1]
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nit1

(nɪt)

n.
1. the egg of a parasitic insect, esp. of a louse.
2. the young of such an insect.
[before 900; Middle English nite, Old English hnitu, c. Dutch neet]

nit3

(nɪt)

n.
Chiefly Brit. nitwit.
[by shortening]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nit - a luminance unit equal to 1 candle per square meter measured perpendicular to the rays from the source
luminance unit - a measure of luminance
2.nit - egg or young of an insect parasitic on mammals especially a sucking louse; often attached to a hair or item of clothing
egg - animal reproductive body consisting of an ovum or embryo together with nutritive and protective envelopes; especially the thin-shelled reproductive body laid by e.g. female birds
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Translations
صُؤابَ: بَيْضَة القَمِل
гнида
hnida
luseægfjolskvaj
dillesaivarsaivare
gnjida
sörke
nit
lens
glinda
gnīda
lindină
hnida
gnjidaгњида
sirkeyavşak
trứng chấytrứng rận

nit

[nɪt] N
1. (Zool) → liendre f
2. (Brit) (= idiot) → imbécil mf, bobo/a m/f, zonzo/a m/f (LAm)
you nit!¡imbécil!
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nit

[ˈnɪt] n
(in hair)lente f
(British) (= idiot) → imbécile mf, crétin(e) m/f
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nit

n
(Zool) → Nisse f
(Brit inf) → Dummkopf m, → Schwachkopf m (inf)
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nit

[nɪt] n
a. (of louse) → lendine m
b. (fam) (idiot) → cretino/a, scemo/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

nit

(nit) noun
the egg of a louse or other small insect (eg found in a person's hair).
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nit

n liendre f
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References in classic literature ?
Of course I told'm the truth I guess nit. I needed the job.
The sources further said that more than a dozen government contractors have also complained about the hiding of the NITs by the SPPRA officials, however, no action has so far been taken against those involved.A contractor namely S and Sons, who has a good reputation in district Hyderabad, submitted a written complaint with the SPPRA on April 10, 2018, pointing out the malpractices by the Hyderabad XEN Building Division, along with the officials of SPPRA for hiding an NIT of Rs35 million.
Temecula, CA, May 14, 2016 --(PR.com)-- Nit Picky the leading head lice removal service on the West Coast, announced today their Be Bug Free summer camp screening program.
Check your child's head for | lice and nits (the eggs) every week.
After washing, system-atically comb the hair through while wet using a special fine-toothed nit and lice comb.
| After washing, system-|atically comb the hair through while wet using a special fine-toothed nit and lice comb.
In the two-day Conference of Directors of National Institutes of Technology (NITs) convened by President Mukherjee, which concluded today, he said innovation clubs should be set up in all NITs on a priority basis and during his visits in future to NITs, he would like to meet and interact with inspired teachers and grassroot innovators.
Pan-NIT Alumni endeavors to bring together and provide a platform to the former students of all the National Institutes of Technology (NIT), which are premier engineering colleges of India.
The National Institutes of Technology (NITs) are a group of higher education engineering institutions founded to promote regional diversity and multi-cultural understanding across India.
If you think about it, nits must have attended all the great events in history, such as the Battle of Waterloo, they must have seen Nelson die at Trafalgar, they must have been there when the wheel was invented ( unless the nit comb had been out the night before.