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N is the fourteenth letter of the modern Latin alphabet.
Semitic Nûn was probably the picture of a snake; the sound value of the letter was /n/ - as in Greek, Etruscan, Latin and all modern languages. Greek name: Nυ, Ny.
November represents the letter N in the NATO phonetic alphabet.
N serves as a alveolar nasal in virtually all languages that use the Latin alphabet. A common digraph with N is NG, which produces a velar nasal in a variety of languages, usually final in English. Aspirated forms NH and NGH are sometimes seen in other languages.
Meanings for N
- In biochemistry, N is the symbol for asparagine
- In calendars, N is often an abbreviation for the month November
- In chemistry, N is the symbol for nitrogen
- In computer science and set theory, n is frequently used as a generic counting number
- in chess, N is a notation symbol for the knight piece, as the letter K is used for the king .
- In driving a motor vehicle, N designates the neutral gear of a transmission
- In electronics, N stands for a type of RF connector
- In financial securities, N is the stock symbol for Inco Limited
- In international licence plate codes, N stands for Norway
- In route numbering, N may be used as a prefix,
- In mathematics, blackboard bold represents the natural numbers
- In the Metric system,
- In physics, n is the symbol for a neutron
- As the first letter of a postal code,
- In radio communication, N is one of the ITU prefixes allocated to the United States. Callsigns beginning with N are generally used by U.S. Navy radio stations, as well as civilian aircraft.
- In statistics, n is the size of a sample.
- In video games, N is the abbreviation for Nintendo. N is also the name of a Macromedia Flash game.
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