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2in combination (in units of measurement) nano- (10⁹)‘the plates were coated with 500 ng of protein in sodium carbonate buffer’
in combination Normal (denoting straight-chain hydrocarbons)‘n-hexane’
11North or northern.
12Note (used in a book's index to refer to a footnote)‘450n’
An unspecified or variable number.‘at the limit where n equals infinity’See also nth
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.