n. (also n) (pl. Ns or N's)
1 the fourteenth letter of the alphabet.
2 Printing en.
3 Math. an indefinite number.
Phrases and idioms:
to the nth (or nth degree)
1 Math. to any required power.
2 to any extent; to the utmost.
abbr. (also N.)
1 North; Northern.
3 Chess knight.
symb. Chem. the element nitrogen.
* * *N(ɛn)the fourteenth letter of the modern, and thirteenth of the ancient Roman alphabet, represents historically the Greek nū and the Semitic nun. The earlier Greek forms were egnu1 and egnu2, corresponding to the Phœnician
Useful english dictionary. 2012.