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N

Nitrogen An element with the atomic number of 7.

N-Channel Metal Oxide Semiconductor (NMOS)

A MOS transistor whose source and drain are N type diffusions in a P substrate. Applying a voltage of the proper polarity between gate and source produces a conducting channel of N material between source and drain.

N-heptane

A hydrocarbon with an octane number of 0.

N-type Semiconductor Material (N)

A semiconductor material in which the majority carriers are electrons, and there is an excess of electrons over holes.

N/A

Not available or not applicable.

N2O

Nitrous oxide.

Na

Sodium An element with the atomic number of 11.

NAA

State or National Nonattainment Area.

NAAA

An abbreviation for National Auto Auction Association.

NAAQS

National Ambient Air Quality Standards.

NACA Duct

A bottle-shaped, low-drag air intake design.

NACAT

An acronym for National American Council of Automotive Teachers, Inc.

NADA

An acronym for National Automobile Dealers Association.

Nafion

A sulfuric acid in a solid polymer form, usually used as the electrolyte of a PEM fuel cell.

Nail It

To apply full throttle.

NAND Gate (or NAND Logic Gate)

In computers, a logic circuit that is a negative AND gate. It is an AND gate with an inverter on its output.

Nano

The prefix representing the number 0.000,000,001.

NARSA

An acronym for National Automotive Radiator Service Association.

NASA Duct

A frequent but incorrect reference for NACA duct.

NASCAR

An acronym for National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing.

 

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