American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The egg or young of a parasitic insect, such as a louse.
- n. A unit of illuminative brightness equal to one candle per square meter, measured perpendicular to the rays of the source.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The egg of a louse or some similar insect.
- n. A small spot, speck, or protuberance.
- n. In mining. See knit, 3.
- n. A small insect; a gnat or fly: applied contemptuously to persons.
- No; not; not at all.
- n. A candela per square meter.
- n. The egg of a louse.
- n. A young louse.
- n. slang A fool, a nitwit.
- n. A nitpicker
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) The egg of a louse or other small insect.
- n. a luminance unit equal to 1 candle per square meter measured perpendicular to the rays from the source
- n. egg or young of an insect parasitic on mammals especially a sucking louse; often attached to a hair or item of clothing
- Middle English nite, from Old English hnitu, from Proto-Germanic *hnitō (cf. Dutch neet, German Nisse, Norwegian nit), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱ(o)nid- (cf. Scottish Gaelic sneadh, Lithuanian glìnda, Polish gnida, Albanian thëri, Ancient Greek κονίς (konís)) (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old English hnitu.From Latin nitor, brightness, from nitēre, to shine. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Another nit is that in talking about Friedman's contributions to economic research, the film talks about the permanent income hypothesis but not the natural-rate hypothesis (although the latter term is used by at least one person during the film).”
“About the only thing I can complain about, and its a bit of a nit, is that there were several instances where Harry's life was in immediate and mortal danger.”
“And, while I am still in nit-picking mode, the cyclical nature of Lake Chapala's fluctuating levels, referred to several times in the text, may well be more a function of the time scales employed on the graphs (pages 28 and 354) in this volume, rather than being indicative of any genuine cyclical behavior.”
“The "nit" -- the egg of the louse -- might be distinguished from scurf”
“My one immediate nit is that you can’t use a BlueTooth headset.”
“A nit, that is, to Haley Barbour and the long list of Mississippi Republicans who traffic in neo-Confederate glorification with the likes of the”
“Nurses - known as nit nurses - periodically visited the schools to monitor cleanliness and general health.”
“A nit is a unit of measurement used to describe screen brightness; one nit equals one candela per square meter and the more nits, the brighter the display.”
“I would call that a "nit" trying to defend a "diddly" lost cause.”
“Governor Barbour is just a fat old white GOPer guy aka "nit" from a backward state doing what irrelevant people do to justify their narrowmindedness.”
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