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N1 British & World English

The fourteenth letter of the alphabet

N2 British & World English

(Used in recording moves in chess) knight

newton British & World English

The SI unit of force. It is equal to the force that would give a mass of one kilogram an acceleration of one metre per second per second, and is equivalent to 100,000 dynes

N in newton British & World English

The SI unit of force. It is equal to the force that would give a mass of one kilogram an acceleration of one metre per second per second, and is equivalent to 100,000 dynes

nitrogen British & World English

The chemical element of atomic number 7, a colourless, odourless unreactive gas that forms about 78 per cent of the earth’s atmosphere. Liquid nitrogen (made by distilling liquid air) boils at 77.4 kelvins (−195.8°C) and is used as a coolant

N in nitrogen British & World English

The chemical element of atomic number 7, a colourless, odourless unreactive gas that forms about 78 per cent of the earth’s atmosphere. Liquid nitrogen (made by distilling liquid air) boils at 77.4 kelvins (−195.8°C) and is used as a coolant

n British & World English

(In units of measurement) nano- (10−9)

'n' British & World English

And (conventionally used in informal contexts to coordinate two closely connected elements)

-n1 British & World English

Variant spelling of -en.

-n2 British & World English

Variant spelling of -en.

-en British & World English

Forming adjectives from nouns:

-en2 British & World English

Made or consisting of

-n in -en3 British & World English

As a regular inflection

n- in n British & World English

Normal (denoting straight-chain hydrocarbons)

n in N1 British & World English

The fourteenth letter of the alphabet

'n in 'n' British & World English

And (conventionally used in informal contexts to coordinate two closely connected elements)

n/a British & World English

Not applicable

n/s British & World English

Non-smoker or non-smoking (used in personal advertisements)

-n't British & World English

Not, used with auxiliary verbs (e.g. can’t, won’t, didn’t, and isn’t)

cap'n British & World English

Informal contraction of captain, used in representing speech.

N-bomb British & World English

Used as a euphemism for the word ‘nigger’, with reference to the latter’s extreme offensiveness as a racial slur

n-type British & World English

Denoting a region in a semiconductor in which electrical conduction is due chiefly to the movement of electrons

N-word British & World English

Used instead of or in reference to the word “nigger” because of its taboo nature

n-tuple British & World English

An ordered set with n elements

N'Djamena British & World English

The capital of Chad; population 989,000 (est. 2007). Former name (1900–73) Fort Lamy

pick 'n' mix British & World English

Variant of pick-and-mix.

A. N. Other British & World English

Used when listing a group or team to refer to a person who is not named or whose selection has not been confirmed

p–n junction British & World English

A boundary between p-type and n-type material in a semiconductor device, functioning as a rectifier

surf 'n' turf British & World English

A dish containing both seafood and meat, typically shellfish and steak

Town 'n' Country British & World English

A residential community in western Florida, northwest of Tampa; population 72,523 (2000)

wag-'n-bietjie British & World English

Any of a number of shrubs bearing strong curved thorns, in particular:

N's in N1 British & World English

The fourteenth letter of the alphabet

not British & World English

Used with an auxiliary verb or ‘be’ to form the negative

Cardozo, Benjamin N. British & World English

(1870–1938), US Supreme Court associate justice 1932–38; full name Benjamin Nathan Cardozo. Considered a liberal, he championed court involvement in the making of public policy

R & B British & World English

short for rhythm and blues.

R 'n' B in R & B British & World English

short for rhythm and blues.

boatswain British & World English

A ship’s officer in charge of equipment and the crew

N. C. in Wyeth British & World English

A US family of artists, notably N. C. (1882–1944), full name Newell Convers Wyeth, whose many illustrations appeared in publications; his son Andrew Newell (1917–2009), whose paintings include Christina’s World (1948) and the Helga series (1971–85); and Andrew’s son Jamie (1946-), full name James Browning Wyeth, whose notable paintings include Portrait of J.F.K. (1965), Wolfbane (1984), and his series of portraits of Orca Bates

n-hexane in hexane British & World English

A colourless liquid hydrocarbon of the alkane series, present in petroleum spirit

N. alata in nicotiana British & World English

An ornamental plant related to tobacco, with tubular flowers that are particularly fragrant at night

n-nonane in nonane British & World English

A colourless liquid hydrocarbon of the alkane series, present in petroleum spirit

N. apis in nosema British & World English

A spore-forming parasitic protozoan that chiefly affects insects

n-octane in octane British & World English

A colourless flammable hydrocarbon of the alkane series, present in petroleum spirit

pick-and-mix British & World English

Denoting a method of assembling something by choosing items from among a large variety of different possibilities

pick 'n' mix in pick-and-mix British & World English

Denoting a method of assembling something by choosing items from among a large variety of different possibilities


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