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1 a yellow trivalent metallic element of the rare earth group; occurs in monazite and bastnasite in association with cerium and lanthanum and praseodymium [syn: neodymium, atomic number 60]
2 a state of north central United States bordering on Canada [syn: North Dakota, Peace Garden State]

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  1. Symbol for neodymium.

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ND, Nd or nD can mean:


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  • National Diploma, an academic qualification in the Republic of Ireland
  • Neutral density filter, a type of filter used in photography
  • Negligent discharge, an accidental discharge of a firearm involving culpable carelessness
  • Norsk Data, a defunct Norwegian computer manufacturer
  • Nuclear disarmament, the dismantlement and proposed dismantling of nuclear weapons
  • n.d. is an abbrevation for "no date" in citations of publications that lack a print date.
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