Meaning of N in English


Pronunciation: ' en

Function: noun

Inflected Form: plural n's or ns \ ' enz \

Usage: often cap

often attrib

before 12th century

1 a : the 14th letter of the English alphabet b : a graphic representation of this letter c : a speech counterpart of orthographic n

2 : a graphic device for reproducing the letter n

3 a : one designated n especially as the 14th in order or class b : an indefinite number especially : a constant integer or a variable taking on integral values

4 : something shaped like the letter N

5 : the haploid or gametic number of chromosomes

6 : EN 2

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.