Definition of “nitrogen” - English Dictionary


“nitrogen” in English

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nitrogennoun [ U ]

uk /ˈnaɪ.trə.dʒən/ us /ˈnaɪ.trə.dʒən/ symbol N

Examples from literature

  • A plant doesn’t know whether the nitrogen it receives comes from manure or is artificial. 

(Definition of “nitrogen” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“nitrogen” in American English

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nitrogennoun [ U ]

us /ˈnɑɪ·trə·dʒən/

biology, chemistry a gas, one of the chemical elements, that has no color or taste, is a part of all living things, and forms about 78 percent of the earth’s atmosphere (= mixture of gases surrounding it)

(Definition of “nitrogen” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)