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Meaning of n by Wiktionary Dictionary

n


    Pronunciation

    • IPA: /ɛn/, X-SAMPA: /En/

    文字

    n lowercase ( uppercase N )

    1. The fourteenth letter of the English alphabet, called en and written in the Latin script .
    See also
    • ( Latin script letters ) letter; Aa,‎ Bb,‎ Cc,‎ Dd,‎ Ee,‎ Ff,‎ Gg,‎ Hh,‎ Ii,‎ Jj,‎ Kk,‎ Ll,‎ Mm,‎ Nn,‎ Oo,‎ Pp,‎ Qq,‎ Rr,‎ Ss,‎ Tt,‎ Uu,‎ Vv,‎ Ww,‎ Xx,‎ Yy,‎ Zz

    n lower case ( upper case N )

    1. The ordinal number fourteenth, derived from this letter of the English alphabet, called en and written in the Latin script .

    Abbreviation

    n or N ( See N for more abbreviations. )

    1. north
    2. ( grammar ) noun
    3. ( grammar ) neuter gender
    4. ( organic chemistry ) normal
    5. Neutral
    6. No

    'n

    By Wiktionary ( 2012/05/10 17:52 UTC Version )

    Etymology 1

    Contraction of and .

    Conjunction

    'n

    1. Nonstandard spelling of ’n’ .

    Etymology 2

    Contraction of than .

    Conjunction

    'n

    1. Eye dialect spelling of than.

    Etymology 3

    Contraction of own .

    Adjective

    'n

    1. Eye dialect spelling of own.
    Usage notes

    Most commonly seen in his 'n ( his own ) or our 'n ( our own ) .


    'n'

    By Wiktionary ( 2012/01/04 22:40 UTC Version )

    Alternative forms

    • ’n ( nonstandard )
    • n’ ( nonstandard )

    Pronunciation

    • IPA: /ən/

    Conjunction

    'n'

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

    Derived terms


    -n-

    By Wiktionary ( 2011/06/05 19:49 UTC Version )

    接合辞

    -n-

    1. Frequently used with certain suffixes, such as -ian and -ese, when the base word ends in a vowel that is not readily elided .
      Panamanian, Torontonian
      Shanghainese, Javanese

    n'

    By Wiktionary ( 2011/09/09 02:22 UTC Version )

    Conjunction

    n'

    1. Nonstandard spelling of ’n’ .


Explanation of n by Wordnet Dictionary

n


    Noun
    1. the 14th letter of the Roman alphabet

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

    3. a unit of force equal to the force that imparts an acceleration of 1 m/sec/sec to a mass of 1 kilogram

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

    5. a common nonmetallic element that is normally a colorless odorless tasteless inert diatomic gas



    Definition of n by GCIDE Dictionary

    n


    1. N ( ĕn ), 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.

      The letter N came into English through the Latin and Greek from the Phoenician, which probably derived it from the Egyptian as the ultimate origin. It is etymologically most closely related to M. See M.

    2. N, n. ( Print. ) A measure of space equal to half an M ( or em ); an en.

    3. newton ( nt'n ), n. [Named in honor of Isaac Newton. ca. 1900.] A unit of force of the Systeme Internationale system of units of measure, equal to the force that produces an acceleration of one meter per second per second when applied to a mass of one kilogram. Abbreviated N.

    4. York use ( Eccl. ) The one of the three printed uses of England which was followed in the north. It was based on the Sarum use. See Use, n., 6. Shipley.