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NB

1.
New Brunswick, Canada (approved for postal use).
2.

Nb

Symbol, Chemistry
1.

N.B.

1.
New Brunswick.
2.
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British Dictionary definitions for NB

nb

abbreviation
1.
no ball

Nb

Chemical symbol
1.
niobium

NB1

abbreviation
1.
New Brunswick

NB2

abbreviation
1.
nota bene
Word Origin
Latin: note well
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Word Origin and History for NB
N.B.
1673, L. abbreviation of nota bene "note well."
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NB in Medicine

Nb
The symbol for the element niobium.

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NB in Science
Nb  
The symbol for niobium.
niobium
  (nī-ō'bē-əm)   
Symbol Nb
A soft, silvery, ductile metallic element that usually occurs in nature together with the element tantalum. It is used to build nuclear reactors, to make steel alloys, and to allow magnets to conduct electricity with almost no resistance. Atomic number 41; atomic weight 92.906; melting point 2,468°C; boiling point 4,927°C; specific gravity 8.57; valence 2, 3, 5. See Periodic Table.
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NB in Culture

N.B. definition


An abbreviation for the Latin phrase nota bene, meaning “note well.” It is used to emphasize an important point.

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NB in Technology


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Nb

  1. niobium
  2. Numbers

NB

  1. New Brunswick
  2. northbound

n.b.

Latin nota bene (note well)
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Encyclopedia Article for NB

Nb

chemical element, refractory metal of Group Vb of the periodic table, used in alloys, tools and dies, and superconductive magnets. Niobium is closely associated with tantalum in ores and in properties.

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