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NIT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does nit mean? 

NIT (noun)
  The noun NIT has 2 senses:

1. a luminance unit equal to 1 candle per square meter measured perpendicular to the rays from the source
2. egg or young of an insect parasitic on mammals especially a sucking louse; often attached to a hair or item of clothing

  Familiarity information: NIT used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


NIT (noun)


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Meaning:

A luminance unit equal to 1 candle per square meter measured perpendicular to the rays from the source

Classified under:

Nouns denoting quantities and units of measure

Hypernyms ("nit" is a kind of...):

luminance unit (a measure of luminance)


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Meaning:

Egg or young of an insect parasitic on mammals especially a sucking louse; often attached to a hair or item of clothing

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Hypernyms ("nit" is a kind of...):

egg (animal reproductive body consisting of an ovum or embryo together with nutritive and protective envelopes; especially the thin-shelled reproductive body laid by e.g. female birds)


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