N, the fourteenth letter of English alphabet, is a vocal consonent, and, in allusion to its mode of formation, is called the dentinasal or linguanasal consonent. Its commoner sound is that heard in ran, done; but when immediately followed in the same word by the sound of g hard or k (as in single, sink, conquer), it usually represents the same sound as the digraph ng in sing, bring, etc. This is a simple but related sound, and is called the gutturo-nasal consonent. See Guide to Pronunciation, §§ 243-246. The letter N came into English through the Latin and Greek from the Phoenician, which probably derived it from the Egyptian as the ultimate origin. It is etymologically most closely related to Middle See Middle
(Printing) A measure of space equal to half an M (or em); an en.
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From the old Latin N, from the Greek Ν (nu), from an archaic reversed Greek N, from the Phoenician symbol; possibly from an earlier Egyptian hieroglyph of a serpent.
n m, f (invariable) See under N
n or N (See N for more abbreviations.) north (grammar) noun (grammar) neuter gender (organic chemistry) normal Neutral No
(IPA) alveolar nasal. (statistics) Sample size. (physics) neutron (mathematics) An arbitrary natural number.
to, for (dative) towards (of time) for, until because of
n lower case (upper case N) The fourteenth letter of the basic modern Latin alphabet.
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