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N1 US English

The fourteenth letter of the alphabet

N2 US English

(Used in recording moves in chess) knight

N in newton US English

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

N in nitrogen US English

The chemical element of atomic number 7, a colorless, odorless unreactive gas that forms about 78 percent 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 US English

Name

'n' US English

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

-n1 US English

Variant spelling of -en.

-n2 US English

Variant spelling of -en.

newton US English

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

nitrogen US English

The chemical element of atomic number 7, a colorless, odorless unreactive gas that forms about 78 percent 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 N1 US English

The fourteenth letter of the alphabet

-en US English

Forming adjectives from nouns:

-en2 US English

Made or consisting of

-n in -en3 US English

As a regular inflection

n/f US English

No funds

n/a US English

Not applicable

n/s US English

Nonsmoker; nonsmoking (used in personal advertisements)

n't US English

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

cap'n US English

Informal contraction of captain, used in representing speech.

n-type US English

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

N-word US English

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

n-tuple US English

An ordered set with n elements

N'Djamena US English

The capital of Chad; population 989,000 (est. 2007)

A. N. Other US 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 US English

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

surf 'n' turf US English

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

wag-'n-bietjie US English

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

Cooper, Leon N. US English

See Bardeen, John.

Town 'n' Country US English

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

not US English

Used with an auxiliary verb or “be” to form the negative

N's in N1 US English

The fourteenth letter of the alphabet

Cardozo, Benjamin N. US 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 'n' R in R & R US English

Rock and roll

boatswain US English

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

Nawlins US English

New Orleans

N'awlins in Nawlins US English

New Orleans

N. C. in Wyeth US 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

R & B US English

short for rhythm and blues.

n-hexane in hexane US English

A colorless liquid hydrocarbon of the alkane series

n-decane in decane US English

A colorless liquid hydrocarbon of the alkane series, present in petroleum products such as kerosene

N. alata in nicotiana US English

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

n-nonane in nonane US English

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

N. apis in nosema US English

A spore-forming parasitic protozoan that chiefly affects insects

n-octane in octane US English

A colorless flammable hydrocarbon of the alkane series, obtained in petroleum refining

pick-and-mix US English

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

n-pentane in pentane US English

A volatile liquid hydrocarbon of the alkane series, present in petroleum-based solvents

n-heptane in heptane US English

A colorless liquid hydrocarbon of the alkane series, obtained from petroleum

N. advena in spatterdock US English

A yellow-flowered water lily

pick 'n' mix in pick-and-mix US English

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

rock and roll US English

A type of popular dance music originating in the 1950s, characterized by a heavy beat and simple melodies. Rock and roll was an amalgam of black rhythm and blues and white country music, usually based on a twelve-bar structure and an instrumentation of guitar, bass, and drums


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