Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • abbreviation Grammar neuter
  • abbreviation neutron
  • abbreviation Chemistry normal
  • noun The 14th letter of the modern English alphabet.
  • noun Any of the speech sounds represented by the letter n.
  • noun The 14th in a series.
  • noun Something shaped like the letter N.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An abbreviation of no date.
  • An abbreviation
  • of New Granada;
  • of Noble Grand.
  • noun An abbreviation of Native Infantry.
  • An abbreviation of northwest.
  • An abbreviation
  • of National Guard;
  • of no good or no go.
  • An abbreviation
  • of Newfoundland;
  • of New French;
  • of Norman French.
  • noun An abbreviation
  • noun of natural order;
  • noun of New Orleans.
  • noun An abbreviation
  • noun of National Society;
  • noun of New School;
  • noun of New Side; of the French Notre Seigneur, Our Lord;
  • noun of not specified;
  • noun of Nova Scotia;
  • noun of Numismatic Society.
  • noun An abbreviation of New York, city or State.
  • noun An abbreviation of New Jersey.
  • An abbreviation
  • of North America, or North American;
  • of National Academy, or National Academician;
  • in microscopy, of numerical aperture (see objective).
  • An abbreviation
  • of New Style, and
  • of New Series.
  • noun Abbreviations of New Zealand.
  • noun An abbreviation of New Hampshire.
  • noun An abbreviation of name unknown.
  • noun An abbreviation of the Latin nota bene, literally, mark or note well—that is, take particular notice.
  • The fourteenth letter and eleventh consonant in the English alphabet, having a corresponding place also in the alphabets from which ours comes.
  • The value of the character has been the same through the whole history of its use. It stands for the “dental” nasal, the nasal sound corresponding to d and t, as does m to b and p, and ng to g and k. This sound, namely, implies for its formation the same check or mute-contact as d and t, with sonant vibration of the vocal cords as in d, and further with unclosure of the passage from the mouth into the nose, and nasal resonance there. Among the nasals, it is by far the most common in English pronunciation (more than twice as common as m, and eight times as common as ng). While all the nasals are semivocalic or liquid, n is the only one which (like l, but not more than half as often) is used with vocalic value in syllable-making: namely, in unaccented syllables, where an accompanying vowel, formerly uttered, is now silenced: examples are token, rotten, open, lesson, reason, oven; such form, on an average, about one in eight hundred of English syllables. The sign n has no variety of sounds; but before ch, j, in the same syllable (as in inch, hinge) it takes on a slightly modified—a palatalized—character; and similarly it is gutturalized, or pronounced as ng, before k and g (hard), as in ink, finger; and its digraph ng (see G) is the usual representative of the guttural or back-palatal nasal, which in none of our alphabets has a letter to itself. N is doubled under the same circumstances as other consonants, and in a few words (as kiln, damn, hymn) is silent. In the phonetic history of our family of languages, n is on the whole a constant sound; that is to say, there is no other sound into which it passes on a large scale; but its loss, with accompanying vowel-modification, has been a frequent process.
  • As a medieval numeral, 90, and with a stroke over it (Ñ), 90,000.
  • In chem., the symbol for nitrogen.
  • In mathematics, an indefinite constant whole number, especially the degree of a quantic or an equation, or the class of a curve.
  • An abbreviation
  • of north or northern;

Etymologies

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From the old Latin N, from the Greek Ν (nu), from an archaic reversed Greek N, from the Phoenician symbol; possibly from an earlier Egyptian hieroglyph of a serpent.

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  • C ã rÊ t nh iÒu nh µ c ung c Ê p kh ¸c n h a u c ung c Ê p VoIP vµ nh iÒu dÞ c h vô kh ¸c. ø n g dô ng c h ung nh Ê t c ña VoIP c h o s ö dông c ¸ nh ©n  h oÆ c g ia ®×n h lµ c ¸c dÞ

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  • H­íng kh¾ phôc vµ biÖn ph¸p c gi¶i quyÕt • Liªn tôc n© cÊp phÇn mÒm - NÕu h ·ng ph Ç n m Òm c ung c Ê p c ¸c b ¶n ng • v¸ c h o h Ö ®iÒu h µnh th × nª n c µi ®Æ t c h óng ng a y lË

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  • NÕu c « ng viÖc liª n q ua n ®Õn nh iÒu vÊ n ®Ò riª ng t­ vµ b ¶o m Ë t th × c òng nª n c ©n nh ¾c ®Õn c ¸c tïy c h ä n c ã s ½n nµy.

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  • H­íng kh¾ phôc vµ biÖn ph¸p c gi¶i quyÕt • Liªn tôc n© cÊp phÇn mÒm - NÕu h ·ng ph Ç n m Òm c ung c Ê p c ¸c b ¶n ng • v¸ c h o h Ö ®iÒu h µnh th × nª n c µi ®Æ t c h óng ng a y lË

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  • C ¸c m É u P AM c ã d·i b iª n ®é nè i tiÕp nh a u, s a u ®ã ph ©n c h ia d¶i b iª n ®é nµy th µnh m é t s è g iíi h ¹n c ¸c kh o¶ng.

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  • NÕu c « ng viÖc liª n q ua n ®Õn nh iÒu vÊ n ®Ò riª ng t­ vµ b ¶o m Ë t th × c òng nª n c ©n nh ¾c ®Õn c ¸c tïy c h ä n c ã s ½n nµy.

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  • n ®é (a m plitude), tÇ n s è (fre q ue nc y) vµ ph a (ph a s e), c h uyÓn ®æ i nh ÷ng g i¸ trÞ ®ã th µnh d¹ng s è nh Þ ph ©n (z e ro vµ one) lµ rÊ t kh ã kh ¨n.

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  • N. Chemical element symbol for Nitrogen.

    December 16, 2007

  • short for 'and'

    as in 'rock n roll' for 'rock and roll'

    or twitterese/textspeak for and : "Idk might as well try n force myself to sleep" (from example tweets)

    September 24, 2015

  • Letter n now banned , if you believe the Guardian.

    February 28, 2018

  • The Guardia, surely.

    February 28, 2018