4819 Nouns That End With N

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abandon the trait of lacking restraint or control; reckless freedom from inhibition or worry unconstraint, wantonness
abandon a feeling of extreme emotional intensity wildness
abarticulation dislocation of a joint -
abbreviation a shortened form of a word or phrase -
abbreviation shortening something by omitting parts of it -
abdication a formal resignation and renunciation of powers stepping down
abdication the act of abdicating stepping down
abdomen the region of the body of a vertebrate between the thorax and the pelvis belly, stomach, venter
abdomen the cavity containing the major viscera; in mammals it is separated from the thorax by the diaphragm abdominal cavity
abduction the criminal act of capturing and carrying away by force a family member; if a man's wife is abducted it is a crime against the family relationship and against the wife -
abduction (physiology) moving of a body part away from the central axis of the body -
abecedarian a novice learning the rudiments of some subject -
aberration a state or condition markedly different from the norm deviance, aberrance, aberrancy
aberration a disorder in one's mental state -
aberration an optical phenomenon resulting from the failure of a lens or mirror to produce a good image distortion, optical aberration
abjection a low or downcast state degradation, abasement
abjuration a disavowal or taking back of a previous assertion retraction, recantation
ablactation the cessation of lactation -
ablactation the act of substituting other food for the mother's milk in the diet of a child or young mammal weaning
ablation surgical removal of a body part or tissue excision, extirpation, cutting out
ablation the erosive process that reduces the size of glaciers -
ablution the ritual washing of a priest's hands or of sacred vessels -
abnegation the denial and rejection of a doctrine or belief -
abnegation renunciation of your own interests in favor of the interests of others denial, self-abnegation, self-denial, self-renunciation
abocclusion the condition in which the upper teeth do not touch the lower teeth when biting -
abolition the act of abolishing a system or practice or institution (especially abolishing slavery) abolishment
abomination a person who is loathsome or disgusting -
abomination hate coupled with disgust execration, detestation, odium, abhorrence, loathing
abomination an action that is vicious or vile; an action that arouses disgust or abhorrence -
abortion termination of pregnancy -
abortion failure of a plan miscarriage
abrasion an abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off scratch, scrape, excoriation
abrasion erosion by friction detrition, attrition, corrasion
abrasion the wearing down of rock particles by friction due to water or wind or ice detrition, grinding, attrition
abreaction (psychoanalysis) purging of emotional tensions katharsis, catharsis
abrogation the act of abrogating; an official or legal cancellation repeal, annulment
abruption an instance of sudden interruption breaking off
abscission shedding of flowers and leaves and fruit following formation of scar tissue in a plant -
abscission the act of cutting something off cutting off
absolution the condition of being formally forgiven by a priest in the sacrament of penance -
absolution the act of absolving or remitting; formal redemption as pronounced by a priest in the sacrament of penance remission, remission of sin, remittal
absolutisation the process of rendering something absolute or converting it into an absolute. absolutization
absolutization the process of rendering something absolute or converting it into an absolute. absolutisation
absorption (chemistry) a process in which one substance permeates another; a fluid permeates or is dissolved by a liquid or solid soaking up
absorption (physics) the process in which incident radiated energy is retained without reflection or transmission on passing through a medium -
absorption the social process of absorbing one cultural group into harmony with another assimilation
absorption the process of absorbing nutrients into the body after digestion assimilation
absorption complete attention; intense mental effort immersion, concentration, engrossment
absorption the mental state of being preoccupied by something preoccupancy, preoccupation, engrossment
abstention the trait of abstaining (especially from alcohol) abstinence
abstraction a concept or idea not associated with any specific instance abstract
abstraction the act of withdrawing or removing something -
abstraction the process of formulating general concepts by abstracting common properties of instances generalisation, generalization
abstraction an abstract painting -
abstraction preoccupation with something to the exclusion of all else abstractedness
abstraction a general concept formed by extracting common features from specific examples abstract entity
academician someone elected to honorary membership in an academy -
academician a scholar who is skilled in academic disputation schoolman
academician an educator who works at a college or university academic, faculty member
acanthion the craniometric point at the anterior extremity of the intermaxillary suture -
acanthocephalan any of various worms living parasitically in intestines of vertebrates having a retractile proboscis covered with many hooked spines spiny-headed worm
acanthopterygian a teleost fish with fins that are supported by sharp inflexible rays spiny-finned fish
acceleration an increase in rate of change -
acceleration the act of accelerating; increasing the speed quickening, speedup
acceleration (physics) a rate of increase of velocity -
accentuation the use or application of an accent; the relative prominence of syllables in a phrase or utterance -
accentuation the act of giving special importance or significance to something emphasizing, accenting
acceptation acceptance as true or valid -
acceptation the accepted meaning of a word word meaning, word sense
acceptation the act of accepting with approval; favorable reception espousal, acceptance, adoption
accession a process of increasing by addition (as to a collection or group) -
accession (civil law) the right to all of that which your property produces whether by growth or improvement -
accession something added to what you already have addition
accession agreeing with or consenting to (often unwillingly) assenting
accession the right to enter entree, access, admission, admittance
accession the act of attaining or gaining access to a new office or right or position (especially the throne) rise to power
acclamation enthusiastic approval plaudit, plaudits, eclat, acclaim
acclimation adaptation to a new climate (a new temperature or altitude or environment) acclimatisation, acclimatization
acclimatisation adaptation to a new climate (a new temperature or altitude or environment) acclimation, acclimatization
acclimatization adaptation to a new climate (a new temperature or altitude or environment) acclimation, acclimatisation
accommodation making or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances adjustment, fitting
accommodation a settlement of differences -
accommodation in the theories of Jean Piaget: the modification of internal representations in order to accommodate a changing knowledge of reality -
accommodation living quarters provided for public convenience -
accommodation the act of providing something (lodging or seat or food) to meet a need -
accommodation (physiology) the automatic adjustment in focal length of the natural lens of the eye -
accordion a portable box-shaped free-reed instrument; the reeds are made to vibrate by air from the bellows controlled by the player squeeze box
accreditation the act of granting credit or recognition (especially with respect to an educational institution that maintains suitable standards) -
accretion an increase by natural growth or addition accumulation
accretion something contributing to growth or increase -
accretion (astronomy) the formation of a celestial object by the effect of gravity pulling together surrounding objects and gases -
accretion (biology) growth by addition as by the adhesion of parts or particles -
accretion (geology) an increase in land resulting from alluvial deposits or waterborne sediment -
accretion (law) an increase in a beneficiary's share in an estate (as when a co-beneficiary dies or fails to meet some condition or rejects the inheritance) -
acculturation the adoption of the behavior patterns of the surrounding culture enculturation, socialisation, socialization
acculturation all the knowledge and values shared by a society culture
acculturation the process of assimilating new ideas into an existing cognitive structure assimilation
accumulation an increase by natural growth or addition accretion
accumulation several things grouped together or considered as a whole collection, aggregation, assemblage
accumulation the act of accumulating accrual, accruement
accumulation (finance) profits that are not paid out as dividends but are added to the capital base of the corporation -
accusation a formal charge of wrongdoing brought against a person; the act of imputing blame or guilt accusal
accusation an assertion that someone is guilty of a fault or offence charge
acetaminophen an analgesic for mild pain but not for inflammation; also used as an antipyretic; (Datril, Tylenol, Panadol, Phenaphen, Tempra, and Anacin III are trademarks of brands of acetaminophen tablets) Datril, Panadol, Phenaphen, Anacin III, Tempra, Tylenol
acetin any of three liquid acetates that are formed when acetic acid and glycerin are heated together -
acetophenetidin a white crystalline compound used as an analgesic and also as an antipyretic phenacetin, acetphenetidin
acetphenetidin a white crystalline compound used as an analgesic and also as an antipyretic phenacetin, acetophenetidin
acetylation the process of introducing an acetyl group into a compound -
achromatin the part of a cell nucleus that is relatively uncolored by stains or dyes -
acidification the process of becoming acid or being converted into an acid -
acorn fruit of the oak tree: a smooth thin-walled nut in a woody cup-shaped base -
acoustician a physicist who specializes in acoustics -
acquisition the act of contracting or assuming or acquiring possession of something -
acquisition something acquired -
acquisition the cognitive process of acquiring skill or knowledge learning
acquisition an ability that has been acquired by training accomplishment, attainment, skill, acquirement
acrogen any flowerless plant such as a fern (pteridophyte) or moss (bryophyte) in which growth occurs only at the tip of the main stem -
acrolein a pungent colorless unsaturated liquid aldehyde made from propene propenal
acromion the outermost point of the spine of the shoulder blade acromial process
actin one of the proteins into which actomyosin can be split; can exist in either a globular or a fibrous form -
actinian any sea anemone or related animal actinia, actiniarian
actiniarian any sea anemone or related animal actinia, actinian
actinomycin any of various red antibiotics isolated from soil bacteria -
actinomyxidian of or relating to parasites of worms -
actinon any of a series of radioactive elements with atomic numbers 89 through 103 actinide, actinoid
actinozoan sessile marine coelenterates including solitary and colonial polyps; the medusoid phase is entirely suppressed anthozoan
action something done (usually as opposed to something said) -
action the state of being active activity, activeness
action a military engagement military action
action a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings) activity, natural action, natural process
action the series of events that form a plot -
action the trait of being active and energetic and forceful -
action the operating part that transmits power to a mechanism action mechanism
action a judicial proceeding brought by one party against another; one party prosecutes another for a wrong done or for protection of a right or for prevention of a wrong action at law, legal action
action an act by a government body or supranational organization -
action the most important or interesting work or activity in a specific area or field -
action In firearms terminology, the mechanism that handles the ammunition (loads, locks, fires, and extracts the cartridges). -
activation stimulation of activity in an organism or chemical -
activation the activity of causing to have energy and be active energizing, activating
activation making active and effective (as a bomb) -
actomyosin a protein complex in muscle fibers; composed of myosin and actin; shortens when stimulated and causes muscle contractions -
actualisation making real or giving the appearance of reality realisation, realization, actualization
actualization making real or giving the appearance of reality realisation, realization, actualisation
actuation the act of propelling propulsion
acumen a tapering point -
acumen shrewdness shown by keen insight insightfulness
acylation the process of introducing an acyl group into a compound -
adaptation a written work (as a novel) that has been recast in a new form version
adaptation the process of adapting to something (such as environmental conditions) adjustment, adaption
adaptation (physiology) the responsive adjustment of a sense organ (as the eye) to varying conditions (as of light) -
adaption the process of adapting to something (such as environmental conditions) adaptation, adjustment
addiction being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming (especially alcohol or narcotic drugs) dependency, habituation, dependance, dependence
addiction an abnormally strong craving -
addiction (Roman law) a formal award by a magistrate of a thing or person to another person (as the award of a debtor to his creditor); a surrender to a master -
addition a component that is added to something to improve it improver, add-on
addition the act of adding one thing to another -
addition a quantity that is added increase, gain
addition something added to what you already have accession
addition a suburban area laid out in streets and lots for a future residential area -
addition the arithmetic operation of summing; calculating the sum of two or more numbers plus, summation
adduction (physiology) moving of a body part toward the central axis of the body -
adermin a B vitamin that is essential for metabolism of amino acids and starch pyridoxal, pyridoxamine, pyridoxine, vitamin B6
adhesion abnormal union of bodily tissues; most common in the abdomen -
adhesion a fibrous band of scar tissue that binds together normally separate anatomical structures -
adhesion the property of sticking together (as of glue and wood) or the joining of surfaces of different composition bond, adherence, adhesiveness
adhesion faithful support for a cause or political party or religion adherence, attachment
adiaphoron a religious ceremonial or ritual observance that is held to be an affair of the individual conscience because it is neither forbidden nor enjoined by the scriptures. -
adiaphoron (Stoic philosophy) a matter having no moral merit or demerit. -
adjudication the final judgment in a legal proceeding; the act of pronouncing judgment based on the evidence presented -
adjunction an act of joining or adjoining things junction
adjuration a solemn and earnest appeal to someone to do something -
adman someone whose business is advertising advertiser, advertizer
administration a method of tending to or managing the affairs of some group of people (especially the group's business affairs) disposal
administration the persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up a body for the purpose of administering something organisation, organization, governance, establishment, brass, governing body
administration the act of administering medication giving medication
administration the tenure of a president presidency, presidential term
administration the act of governing; exercising authority governance, governing, government, government activity
administration the act of meting out justice according to the law judicature
admiration a feeling of delighted approval and liking esteem
admiration the feeling aroused by something strange and surprising wonder, wonderment
admiration a favorable judgment appreciation
admission the act of admitting someone to enter admittance
admission an acknowledgment of the truth of something -
admission the fee charged for admission price of admission, entrance fee, entrance money, admission charge, admission fee, admission price
admission the right to enter entree, access, accession, admittance
admonition cautionary advice about something imminent (especially imminent danger or other unpleasantness) monition, warning, word of advice
admonition a firm rebuke monition, admonishment
adnoun an adjective used as a noun -
adoption the act of accepting with approval; favorable reception espousal, acceptance, acceptation
adoption a legal proceeding that creates a parent-child relation between persons not related by blood; the adopted child is entitled to all privileges belonging to a natural child of the adoptive parents (including the right to inherit) -
adoption the appropriation (of ideas or words etc) from another source borrowing
adoration a feeling of profound love and admiration worship
adoration the act of admiring strongly idolisation, idolization
adoration the worship given to God alone latria
adrenocorticotrophin a hormone produced by the anterior pituitary gland that stimulates the adrenal cortex corticotrophin, corticotropin, ACTH, adrenocorticotrophic hormone, adrenocorticotropic hormone, adrenocorticotropin
adrenocorticotropin a hormone produced by the anterior pituitary gland that stimulates the adrenal cortex corticotrophin, corticotropin, ACTH, adrenocorticotrophic hormone, adrenocorticotrophin, adrenocorticotropic hormone
adsorption the accumulation of molecules of a gas to form a thin film on the surface of a solid surface assimilation
adulation servile flattery; exaggerated and hypocritical praise -
adulteration being mixed with extraneous material; the product of adulterating debasement
adulteration the act of adulterating (especially the illicit substitution of one substance for another) -