• WordNet 3.6
    • n N the 14th letter of the Roman alphabet
    • n n the 14th letter of the Roman alphabet
    • n N (of a solution) concentration expressed in gram equivalents of solute per liter
    • n N 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
    • n N the cardinal compass point that is at 0 or 360 degrees
    • n N 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
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The longest human beard on record is 17.5 feet, held by Hans N. Langseth who was born in Norway in 1846
    • n N (Print) A measure of space equal to half an M (or em); an en.
    • 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 kas 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 Phœnician, which probably derived it from the Egyptian as the ultimate origin. It is etymologically most closely related to M. See M.
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Frank Baum named "Oz" after a file cabinet in his office. One cabinet was labeled "A to N," and the second was labeled "O to Z."
    • n The fourteenth letter and eleventh consonant in the English alphabet, having a corresponding place also in the alphabets from which ours comes. The comparative scheme of forms in these alphabets and in the Egyptian (see A) is as follows:
    • n The value of the character has been the same through the whole history of its use. It stands for the “dental” nasal, the nasal sound corresponding to d and t, as does m to b and p, and ng to g and k. This sound, namely, implies for its formation the same check or mute-contact as d and t, with sonant vibration of the vocal cords as in d, and further with unclosure of the passage from the mouth into the nose, and nasal resonance there. Among the nasals, it is by far the most common in English pronunciation (more than twice as common as m, and eight times as common as ng). While all the nasals are semivocalic or liquid, n is the only one which (like l, but not more than half as often) is used with vocalic value in syllable-making: namely, in unaccented syllables, where an accompanying vowel, formerly uttered, is now silenced: examples are token, rotten, open, lesson, reason, oven; such form, on an average, about one in eight hundred of English syllables. The sign n has no variety of sounds; but before ch, j, in the same syllable (as in inch, hinge) it takes on a slightly modified—a palatalized—character; and similarly it is gutturalized, or pronounced as ng, before k and g (hard), as in ink, finger; and its digraph ng (see G) is the usual representative of the guttural or back-palatal nasal, which in none of our alphabets has a letter to itself. N is doubled under the same circumstances as other consonants, and in a few words (as kiln, damn, hymn) is silent. In the phonetic history of our family of languages, n is on the whole a constant sound; that is to say, there is no other sound into which it passes on a large scale; but its loss, with accompanying vowel-modification, has been a frequent process.
    • n As a medieval numeral, 90, and with a stroke over it (Ñ), 90,000.
    • n In chem., the symbol for nitrogen.
    • n In mathematics, an indefinite constant whole number, especially the degree of a quantic or an equation, or the class of a curve.
    • n An abbreviation
    • n of north or northern;
    • n of noun (so used in this work);
    • n of neuter;
    • n of nail (or nails), a measure.
    • n An abbreviation
    • n of North America, or North American;
    • n of National Academy, or National Academician;
    • n in microscopy, of numerical aperture (see objective).
    • n n An abbreviation of the Latin nota bene, literally, mark or note well—that is, take particular notice.
    • n An abbreviation
    • n of National Guard;
    • n of no good or no go.
    • n n An abbreviation of New Latin.
    • n An abbreviation
    • n of New Style, and
    • n of New Series.
    • n n An abbreviation of New Testament.
    • n An abbreviation of northwest.
    • n An abbreviation
    • n of Nationalist;
    • n in meteor., of nimbus;
    • n in chem., of normal, in reference to the strength of a solution; ⁄110 n. stands for one tenth normal strength, or a normal solution diluted tenfold: also written /10 or /10. See normal solution.
    • n of name;
    • n of the Latin natus, born;
    • n of nephew;
    • n of new;
    • n of women;
    • n of nominative;
    • n of noon;
    • n of Norse;
    • n in electrotechnics, of north pole;
    • n of note;
    • n of Northern Postal District, London.
    • n In elec trotechnics, a symbol
    • n used by telegraph operators to indicate that a message is completed and that there is nothing more to follow;
    • n of the total number of lines of magnetic flux in a circuit;
    • n of the frequency of any harmonic or periodic function of the time.
    • n n An abbreviation of New Brunswick; of North Britain; of North British.
    • n n An abbreviation of New Church; of North Carolina.
    • n n An abbreviation of no date.
    • n n An abbreviation of New England;
    • n n of northeast;
    • n n of Northeastern Postal District, London.
    • n An abbreviation
    • n of Newfoundland;
    • n of New French;
    • n of Norman French.
    • n An abbreviation
    • n of New Granada;
    • n of Noble Grand.
    • n n An abbreviation of New Hampshire.
    • n n An abbreviation of Native Infantry.
    • n n An abbreviation of New Jersey.
    • n n An abbreviation
    • n n of north latitude;
    • n n of the Latin non licet, it is not permitted;
    • n n of the Latin non liquet, it does not appear, it is doubtful, the case is not clear;
    • n n of the Latin non longe, not far.
    • n n An abbreviation
    • n n of New Mexico;
    • n n of the Latin nux moschata, nutmeg.
    • n n An abbreviation
    • n n of natural order;
    • n n of New Orleans.
    • n n An abbreviation
    • n n of the Latin nisi prius, unless before;
    • n n of Notary Public.
    • n n An abbreviation
    • n n of National Society;
    • n n of New School;
    • n n of New Side; of the French Notre Seigneur, Our Lord;
    • n n of not specified;
    • n n of Nova Scotia;
    • n n of Numismatic Society.
    • n n An abbreviation
    • n n of New Translation;
    • n n of Northern Territory, of South Australia.
    • n n An abbreviation of name unknown.
    • n n An abbreviation of New Version.
    • n n An abbreviation
    • n n of northwestern;
    • n n of Northwestern Postal District, London.
    • n n An abbreviation of New York, city or State.
    • n n Abbreviations of New Zealand.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In North America, the breed of dog called the Doberman Pinscher is spelled with one "n". But in Europe where it originated, it's spelled with 2. The man who bred for the Doberman spelled his last name (Dobermann) with 2 'n's as well.
    • N 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
    • ***


  • H. Ross Perot
    “If we did not have such a thing as an airplane today, we would probably create something the size of N.A.S.A. to make one.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Use non-verbal communication to SOFTEN the hard-line position of others: S = Smile O = Open Posture F = Forward Lean T = Touch E = Eye Contact N = Nod.”
  • Robert H. Schuller
    “Courage is spelled I-N-T-E-G-R-I-T-Y.”
  • Woody Allen
    “I was thrown out of N.Y.U. my freshman year for cheating on my metaphysics final. You know, I looked within the soul of the boy sitting next to me.”
  • Richard Neville
    Richard Neville
    “Rock 'n Roll is an asylum for emotional idiots.”
  • Vance Packard
    Vance Packard
    “Rock 'n Roll is monotony tinged with hysteria.”


In literature:

There 's lots of things the Lord did n't do that He did n't forbid human bein's to do.
"The Uncalled" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
A number of junior officers were found from the N.C.Os.
"The 28th: A Record of War Service in the Australian Imperial Force, 1915-19, Vol. I" by Herbert Brayley Collett
About October 3 the 5th N.F., commanded by Lieut.-Col. N.I.
"Q.6.a and Other places" by Francis Buckley
But if it was n't Brown and it was n't Mr. Gowan, who was it?
"Vagabondia" by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Mr. B. C. Miner, B.S., N. Haven, Vt. Miss E. W. Nichols, Clinton, N. Y.
"The American Missionary - Volume 52, No. 1, March, 1898" by Various
Her feet wus as soft 'n' tender as a baby's; 'n' fur another thing, her hands wus as white as her face, 'n' whiter.
"In Connection with the De Willoughby Claim" by Frances Hodgson Burnett
It was n't a public dinner, such as a politician gives to another politician; it was n't an automobile ride or a club affair.
"Skinner's Dress Suit" by Henry Irving Dodge
Broom-grass bu'n high, 'e bu'n low; 'e bu'n smaht, 'e bu'n hot.
"Nights With Uncle Remus" by Joel Chandler Harris
He wa'n't talkin' to me, anyway.
"Odd Numbers" by Sewell Ford
N. (J. D. N.) on the black rood of Scotland, 104.
"Notes and Queries, Index of Volume 3, January-June, 1851" by Various

In poetry:

En aan die seekoegate, waar
Die kafferskuil en ruigte groei--
'n Donker groen die water oor,
'n Tuin, wat nooit nie word gesnoei;
"In Amsterdam" by Christian Frederik Louis Leipoldt
Blest he that comes to wretched men
With peaceful news from heav'n!
Hosannah's of the highest strain
To Christ the Lord be giv'n!
"Hymn 16" by Isaac Watts
I am weak and poor and blind,
And oft in my weakness I find
Vile sin has stol'n my peace of mind.
And driven me, Oh Lord, from Thee.
"My Prayer" by Samuel Alfred Beadle
So shall Thy choicest gifts, O Lord,
Thy faithful people bless;
For them shall earth its stores afford,
And Heav’n its happiness.
"O God, our strength, to Thee our song" by Harriet Auber
Then is my strength by Thee renewed;
Then are my sins by Thee forgiv’n;
Then dost Thou cheer my solitude
With hopes of Heav’n.
"My God, is any hour so sweet" by Charlotte Elliott
Where are the banners, waving proud,
To kiss the summer-gale of ev'n?
All purple as the morning-cloud,
All streaming to the winds of heav'n!
"The Ruin And Its Flowers" by Felicia Dorothea Hemans

In news:

Cards may be sent to them at 1673 13th Ave N. Their family includes Larry and Ann Hartley , Charlotte, N.C. Bruce and Tracy Hartley , Fort Dodge.
A D- heap is used with the space-time tradeoff technique, to avoid collisions, to store a vector in a set in $\Theta(n)$ time, where $n$ is the length of the vector.
Horace N Killam, 83, a former resident of Kittery, Maine and former long-time resident of Round Pond, Maine and Sandown, N.H.
Harriett D Hubbard , 93, died Wednesday, Oct 31, 2012, at the Absolut of Dunkirk, Dunkirk, N.Y. She was born April 22, 1919, in Fredonia, N.Y.
And Mrs Bailey W Brown of Mount Vernon, N.Y. Have announced the engagement of her daughter Dr Gail Charnley to Jeffrey Lee Humber , a son of John N Humber and the late Clara G Humber of Ludlow, Mass.
Hunt , 61, of the Spirit Lake Nation, N.D. Died Friday, December 7, 2012, in Devils Lake, N.D.
The regular hours for immunizations at the Grayson County Health Department are: Denison Clinic at 205 N Houston Street: Tuesdays from 1 until 6 pm - 903-465-2878Sherman Clinic at 515 N.
Douglas N Kershaw , 64, of Derry, N.H. Died Sunday October 14, at his home surrounded by his loving family.
The Triangle's annual summer basketball league, the N.C. Pro-Am, released team rosters Tuesday and the league is loaded with current and former talent from Duke, N.C. State and UNC.
Electrolux's North American laundry products head to N.C. Electrolux will relocate its North American laundry products research and development center to Charlotte, N.C. From Webster City, Iowa.
She was born on Sept 11, 1921, in Redhouse, N.Y. After graduating from Fredonia State Teachers College, her first teaching position was in Niagara Falls, N.Y.
Tapes 'n Tapes with Oberhofer 9 pm Tuesday Opolis 113 N Crawford, Norman opolis.org, 820-0951 $15.
David Pasqualino, in truck, and his wife Elena load donations in Emerson, N.J. For relief of Sandy victims in Toms River, N.J.
Marina was born March 31, 1956, in Manhattan, N.Y. She graduated from the Masters School in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.
Actress Amy Locane-Bovenizer, 40, of Hopewell Township, N.J. Looks to her husband and mother as the jury in her trial returns a verdict on Tuesday, Nov 27, 2012 in Somerville, N.J.

In science:

To construct an example of the kernel 0 ≤ K ≤ Id such that E#[−n,n] = TrK · χ[−n,n] → ∞ as n → ∞, but Var#[−n,n] = Tr(K · χ[−n,n] − (K · χ[−n,n])2 ) stays bounded, consider {ϕn(x)}∞n=−∞ satisfying a) supp ϕn ∈ (n, n + 1), b) kϕnkL2 = 1.
Determinantal random point fields
The random numbers N± obey the Poisson distribution PN = e ¯N ¯N N /N ! with ¯N either (N+ + N− ) = dAB Ano or N+ − N− = dAB Ao , Ano and Ao being non-oriented and oriented area, respectively.
Paraxial propagation of a quantum charge in a random magnetic field
We will write f (n) = Ω(g(n)) when g(n) = O(f (n)), and f (n) = Θ(f (n)) when both f (n) = O(g(n)) and g(n) = O(f (n)).
On the mixing time of simple random walk on the super critical percolation cluster
Hence z (cid:17)i ≤ E[f (n/R(n))R(n) ] = E hX f (cid:16)X b(n) E[f (n/R(n))R(n) |0, R(n) < n/T ] + E[f (n/R(n))R(n) |R(n) ≥ n/T ].
Drift and entropy growth for random walks on groups
By the Bianchi identity we have [∇n , [∇n , ∇n ]] = 0, and therefore [A−1 , ([∇n , ∇n ] − θ)n ] = 0, where ([∇n , ∇n ] − θ)n is the n-th component of [∇n , ∇n ] − θ.
Deformation Quantization of Endomorphism Bundles