Meaning of N in English

N

I. ˈen noun

( plural n's or ns ˈenz)

Usage: often capitalized, often attributive

Date: 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

II. abbreviation

1. name

2. nano-

3. navy

4. net

5. neuter

6. usually italic neutron

7. noon

8. normal

9. north; northern

10. note

11. noun

12. number

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.