n

noun, often capitalized, often attributive
\ ˈen How to pronounce n (audio) \
plural n's or ns\ ˈenz How to pronounce ns (audio) \

Definition of n

 (Entry 1 of 5)

1a : the 14th letter of the English alphabet
b : a graphic representation of this letter
c : a speech counterpart of orthographic n
2 : a graphic device for reproducing the letter n
3a : one designated n especially as the 14th in order or class
b : an indefinite number especially : a constant integer (see integer sense 1) or a variable taking on integral values
4 : something shaped like the letter N
5 : the haploid or gametic number of chromosomes

n

abbreviation (1)

Definition of n (Entry 2 of 5)

1 name
2 nano-
3 navy
4 net
5 neuter
6 neutron
7 noon
8 normal
9 north; northern
10 note
11 noun
12 number

N

abbreviation (2)

Definition of N (Entry 3 of 5)

1 naira; nairas
2 newton

N

symbol

Definition of N (Entry 4 of 5)

nitrogen

Definition of -n (Entry 5 of 5)

— see -en entry 1

Examples of n in a Sentence

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a word that starts with an n a word that starts with n

First Known Use of n

Noun

1750, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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N'Djamena

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n

noun

English Language Learners Definition of n

: the 14th letter of the English alphabet
mathematics : a number that is part of an equation and that has a value that is not stated

n

noun, often capitalized
\ ˈen How to pronounce n (audio) \
plural n's or ns\ ˈenz \

Kids Definition of n

: the 14th letter of the English alphabet

Kids Definition of n

noun

Kids Definition of N

1 north
2 northern

-n

Kids Definition of -n

see -en

n

noun
\ ˈen How to pronounce n (audio) \
plural n's or ns\ ˈenz How to pronounce ns (audio) \

Medical Definition of n

 (Entry 1 of 3)

1 : the haploid or gametic number of chromosomes — compare x
2 capitalized : an antigen of human blood that shares a common genetic locus with the M antigen

Medical Definition of N (Entry 2 of 3)

1 nasal
2 newton
3 usually ital normal (sense 4a) used of solutions 0.1 N hydrochloric acid

N

symbol

Medical Definition of N (Entry 3 of 3)

1 nitrogen usually italicized when used as a prefix N-allylnormorphine
2 index of refraction

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