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N, 14th letter of the alphabet. It is a usual symbol for a voiced alveolar (or dental) nasal, as in the English not. The diagraph ng represents a different sound, a voiced velar nasal, as in the English sing. The corresponding Greek letter is nu. In chemistry N is the symbol for the element nitrogen.
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(mechanics)
(chemistry)
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N

1. On drawings, abbr. for “north.”
2. On drawings, abbr. for nail.
3. Symbol for newton.

newton (N)

The unit of force in the International System of Units; the force necessary to produce an acceleration of 1 metre per second-square in a body having a mass of 1 kilogram.
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(mathematics, programming, jargon)
A variable typically used to stand for a number of objects.

Used unqualified in speech it suggests a large, undetermined number, e.g. "There were N bugs in that crock!", or a number implied by context, e.g. "Let's get pizza for N + 1".
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