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/N/ quant. 1. A large and indeterminate number of objects:
"There were N bugs in that crock!" Also used in its
original sense of a variable name: "This crock has N bugs,
as N goes to infinity." (The true number of bugs is always
2. A variable whose value is inherited from the current
context. For example, when a meal is being ordered at a
restaurant, N may be understood to mean however many people
there are at the table. From the remark "We'd like to order N
wonton soups and a family dinner for N - 1" you can deduce
that one person at the table wants to eat only soup, even
though you don't know how many people there are.