List of acronyms: N

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This list contains acronyms, initialisms, and pseudo-blends that begin with the letter N.

For the purposes of this list:

  • acronym = an abbreviation pronounced as if it were a word, e.g., SARS = severe acute respiratory syndrome, pronounced to rhyme with cars
  • initialism = an abbreviation pronounced wholly or partly using the names of its constituent letters, e.g., CD = compact disc, pronounced cee dee
  • pseudo-blend = an abbreviation whose extra or omitted letters mean that it cannot stand as a true acronym, initialism, or portmanteau (a word formed by combining two or more words).
(a) = acronym, e.g.: SARS – (a) Severe acute respiratory syndrome
(i) = initialism, e.g.: CD – (i) Compact disc
(p) = pseudo-blend, e.g.: UNIFEM – (p) United Nations Development Fund for Women
(s) = symbol (none of the above, representing and pronounced as something else; for example: MHz – Megahertz)

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N0–9[edit]

NA[edit]

NB[edit]

NC[edit]

ND[edit]

NE[edit]

NF[edit]

NG[edit]

NH[edit]

NI[edit]

NJ[edit]

NK[edit]

  • nK – (s) Nanokelvin
  • NKA – No Known Allergies
  • N/K/A – Now Known As
  • NKVD – (i) Narodnyi Komissariat Vnutrennikh Del (Russian "People's Commissariat of Internal Affairs") (1934–1954)

NL[edit]

NM[edit]

NN[edit]

NO[edit]

NP[edit]

NQ[edit]

  • NQ – (s) Dronning Maud Land (ISO 3166 digram; obsolete 1983)
  • NQOCD – (i) Not Quite Our Class, Dear (or Darling). (Upper-class English slang)
  • NPO – nothing by mouth

NR[edit]

NS[edit]

NT[edit]

NU[edit]

NV[edit]

NW[edit]

NX[edit]

NY[edit]

NZ[edit]