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Meaning of “n” in the English Dictionary

"n" in British English

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nnoun

uk   us   /en/
  • n noun (MATHEMATICS)

[U] specialized mathematics used in ​mathematics to ​mean a ​number whose ​value is not ​known or not ​stated: If 3n = 12, what is the ​value of n? [U] specialized mathematics used more ​generally to ​represent a ​number that is not ​known or ​exact
  • n noun (GRAMMAR)

language written abbreviation for noun

Nnoun

specialized

Nadjective

specialized

'n'conjunction

uk   us   /-ən-/ not standard
used in writing to ​mean "and": fish 'n' ​chips rock 'n' ​roll
(Definition of n from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"N" in American English

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Nnoun [C]

(plural N’s, Ns, n’s or ns) (also n)  us   /en/
the 14th ​letter of the ​Englishalphabet

N.adjective, noun [U]

(also No.)
abbreviation fornorth or ​northern
(Definition of N from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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