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Princeton's WordNet

  1. a common nonmetallic element that is normally a colorless odorless tasteless inert diatomic gas; constitutes 78 percent of the atmosphere by volume; a constituent of all living tissues

  2. the cardinal compass point that is at 0 or 360 degrees

  3. a unit of force equal to the force that imparts an acceleration of 1 m/sec/sec to a mass of 1 kilogram; equal to 100,000 dynes

  4. (of a solution) concentration expressed in gram equivalents of solute per liter

  5. the 14th letter of the Roman alphabet


  1. Contraction of and; used mainly in a few set phrases.


  1. Ñ (lower case ñ, Spanish: eñe, [ˈeɲe] (listen)) is a letter of the modern Latin alphabet, formed by placing a tilde (also referred to as a virgulilla in Spanish) on top of an upper- or lower-case N. It became part of the Spanish alphabet in the eighteenth century when it was first formally defined, but it has subsequently been used in other languages, such as Galician, Asturian, the Aragonese Grafía de Uesca, Basque, Chavacano, some Philippine languages (especially Filipino and Bisayan), Chamorro, Guarani, Quechua, Mapudungun, Mandinka, and Tetum alphabets, as well as in Latin transliteration of Tocharian and many Indian languages, where it represents [ɲ] or [nʲ]. It represents [ŋ] in Crimean Tatar, Nauruan and romanized Quenya. In Breton and in Rohingya, it denotes nasalization of the preceding vowel. Many Portuguese speakers use this letter in informal internet language to represent the word não (no). Unlike many other letters that use diacritic marks (such as Ü in Catalan and Spanish and Ç in Catalan, French and Portuguese), Ñ in Spanish, Galician, Basque, Asturian, Leonese, Guarani and Filipino is considered a letter in its own right, has its own name (in Spanish: eñe), and its own place in the alphabet (after N). Historically it came from a superscript abbreviation for a doubled N. Its alphabetical independence is similar to the Germanic W, which came from a doubled V.

Webster Dictionary

  1. the fourteenth letter of English alphabet, is a vocal consonent, and, in allusion to its mode of formation, is called the dentinasal or linguanasal consonent. Its commoner sound is that heard in ran, done; but when immediately followed in the same word by the sound of g hard or k (as in single, sink, conquer), it usually represents the same sound as the digraph ng in sing, bring, etc. This is a simple but related sound, and is called the gutturo-nasal consonent. See Guide to Pronunciation, // 243-246

  2. a measure of space equal to half an M (or em); an en


  1. N is the fourteenth letter in the ISO basic Latin alphabet.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. the fourteenth letter and eleventh consonant of our alphabet, a nasal-dental: (chem.) the symbol for nitrogen: (math.) an indefinite constant whole number, esp. the degree of a quantic or an equation: as a numeral, formerly, N=90, and (N)=90,000.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. 1. A large and indeterminate number of objects: “There were N bugs in that crock!” Also used in its original sense of a variable name: “This crock has N bugs, as N goes to infinity.” (The true number of bugs is always at least N + 1; see Lubarsky's Law of Cybernetic Entomology.) 2. A variable whose value is inherited from the current context. For example, when a meal is being ordered at a restaurant, N may be understood to mean however many people there are at the table. From the remark “We'd like to order N wonton soups and a family dinner for N - 1” you can deduce that one person at the table wants to eat only soup, even though you don't know how many people there are (see great-wall). 3. Nth: adj. The ordinal counterpart of N, senses 1 and 2. 4. “Now for the Nth and last time...” In the specific context “Nth-year grad student”, N is generally assumed to be at least 4, and is usually 5 or more (see tenured graduate student). See also random numbers, two-to-the-N.

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. (a) Symbol for north pole or north-seeking pole of a magnet. (b) Symbol for the number of lines of force in a magnetic circuit.

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  1. The numerical value of n in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. The numerical value of n in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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