Main definitions of n in US English:

: n1N2N3

n1

  • 1Name.

  • 2in combination (in units of measurement) nano- (10⁹)

    ‘the plates were coated with 500 ng of protein in sodium carbonate buffer’
  • 3Born.

  • 4Nephew.

  • 5Net.

  • 6Grammar
    Neuter.

  • 7New.

  • 8Nominative.

  • 9Noon.

  • 10Chemistry
    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’
  • 13Finance
    Note.

  • 14Grammar
    Noun.

  • 15Number.

  • An unspecified or variable number.

    ‘at the limit where n equals infinity’
    See also nth

Pronunciation

n

/en/

Main definitions of n in US English:

: n1N2N3

N2

  • 1(used in recording moves in chess) knight.

    ‘17.Na4?’
  • 2(on a gear lever) neutral.

  • 3(chiefly in place names) New.

    ‘N Zealand’
  • 4Physics
    Newton(s).

  • 5Chemistry
    (with reference to solutions) normal.

    ‘the pH was adjusted to 7.0 with 1 N HCl’
  • 6North or Northern.

    ‘78° N’
    ‘N Ireland’
  • 7Nuclear.

    ‘the N bomb’
  • 8Nationalist.

  • 9Noon.

  • 10Norse.

  • 11Finance
    Note.

  • The chemical element nitrogen.

Pronunciation

N

/ɛn//en/

Main definitions of n in US English:

: n1N2N3

N3

(also n)

noun

  • 1The fourteenth letter of the alphabet.

    See also en
    1. 1.1 Denoting the next after M in a set of items, categories, etc.

Pronunciation

N

/en//ɛn/