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[nik]
(biochemistry)
The absence of a phosphodiester bond between adjacent nucleotides in one strand of duplex deoxyribonucleic acid.
(geology)
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Nick

 

a transverse semicircular groove on the bottom of a printing type. The nick controls the position of each character within a composed line.

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nick

[IRC] nickname. On IRC, every user must pick a nick, which is sometimes the user's real name or login name, but is often more fanciful. Compare handle.
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