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nu1

[noo, nyoo] /nu, nyu/
noun
1.
the 13th letter of the Greek alphabet (Ν, ν).
2.
the consonant sound represented by this letter.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; < Greek < Semitic; cf. nun2

nu2

[noo] /nu/
interjection
1.
well? so? so what?
Origin
1890-95; < Yiddish; cognate with Old High German, Middle High German (adv. and conjunction), German nu (dial. and colloquial) well! well now! See now

Nu

[noo] /nu/
noun
1.
U [oo] /u/ (Show IPA), (Thauin Nu) 1907–1995, Burmese political leader: prime minister 1948–56, 1957–58, 1960–62.
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  • He also was usually given blue or green skin, resembling that of nu, representing water.
British Dictionary definitions for nu

nu1

/njuː/
noun
1.
the 13th letter in the Greek alphabet (Ν, ν), a consonant, transliterated as n
Word Origin
from Greek, of Semitic origin; compare nun²

nu2

abbreviation
1.
Niue

Nu

/njuː/
noun
1.
U (uː), original name Thakin Nu. 1907–95, Burmese statesman and writer; prime minister (1948–56, 1957–58, 1960–62). He attempted to establish parliamentary democracy, but was ousted (1962) by Ne Win
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nu in Medicine

nu (nōō, nyōō)
n.

Symbol ν The 13th letter of the Greek alphabet.

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nu in Technology
networking
The country code for Niue.
(1999-01-27)
Because it sounds like "new", nu is heavily used for vanity domains.
(1999-01-27)
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Related Abbreviations for nu

NU

name unknown
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