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[in combination]
1(In units of measurement) nano- (10−9): 500 ng
2 Grammar Neuter.
3 (n-) [in combination] Chemistry Normal (denoting straight-chain hydrocarbons): n-hexane
4Note (used in a book’s index to refer to a footnote): 450n
5 Grammar Noun.

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An unspecified or variable number: at the limit where n equals infinity See also nth.

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(also n)

noun (plural Ns or N's)

1The fourteenth letter of the alphabet. See also en.
1.1Denoting the next after M in a set of items, categories, etc.

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N 3 Line breaks: N

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1(Used in recording moves in chess) knight: 17.Na4?
[Representing the pronunciation of kn-, since the initial letter k- represents 'king']
4 Physics Newton(s).
5 Chemistry (With reference to solutions) normal: the pH was adjusted to 7.0 with 1 N HCl
6North or Northern: 78° N N Ireland
7Norway (international vehicle registration).
8Nuclear: the N bomb

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The chemical element nitrogen.

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