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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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NN1, n /en/ (plural N’s, n’s) noun [countable, uncountable]  1 SLAthe 14th letter of the English alphabet2 MATHSused in mathematics to represent a number whose value is not known The value of n is less than 10.
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NHe had beard of the Fong-Chen mix-up the day after the embassy party from N.The cause of the following outburst is the receipt of notice of dues from the N.Walk around the outside of the N transept of the church whose fine tympanum relief is now in St George's Gallery.At the w end on the N wall is a balcony with a grille which led into the palace next door.This displacement allows a strong interaction with the N terminus of the repressor B helix.The N tower was completed in 1466 but rebuilt after a fire in 1835; the s tower is of 1511.Thus, 141 is expressed uniquely as where 41y belongs to Y and l41N belongs to N.
NN2  the written abbreviation of north or northern
Related topics: Grammar
n.n. (also n British English)SLGthe written abbreviation of noun
'n''n' /n, ən/ written informal  SLAa short form of ‘and’ rock ‘n’ roll fish ‘n’ chips
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