Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “nitrogen”

See all translations

nitrogen

noun [U] uk   /ˈnaɪ.trə.dʒən/ ( symbol N) us  
a chemical element that is a gas with no colour or taste, forms about 78% of the Earth's atmosphere, and is a part of all living things
Translations of “nitrogen”
in Korean 질소…
in Arabic غاز النَتروجين…
in French azote…
in Turkish nitrojen…
in Italian azoto…
in Chinese (Traditional) 氮(氣)…
in Russian азот…
in Polish azot…
in Spanish nitrógeno…
in Portuguese nitrogênio…
in German der Stickstoff…
in Catalan nitrogen…
in Japanese 窒素…
in Chinese (Simplified) 氮(气)…
(Definition of nitrogen from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of nitrogen?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “nitrogen” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

sail

When a boat or a ship sails, it travels on the water.

Word of the Day

Byronic, Orwellian and Darwinian: adjectives from names.

by Liz Walter,
April 15, 2015
Becoming an adjective is a strange kind of memorial, but it is often a sign of a person having had real influence on the world. Science is full of examples, from Hippocrates, the Greek medic born around 460 BC, who gave his name to the Hippocratic Oath still used by doctors today,

Read More 

dumbwalking noun

April 20, 2015
walking slowly, without paying attention to the world around you because you are consulting a smartphone He told me dumbwalking probably wouldn’t be a long-term problem.

Read More