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Noun: nit  nit
  1. Egg or young of an insect parasitic on mammals especially a sucking louse; often attached to a hair or item of clothing
     
  2. [Brit, informal] A person who lacks good judgment
    - fool, sap [N. Amer, informal], muggins [Brit, informal], tomfool, jughead [N. Amer, informal], meathead [informal], moegoe [S.Africa, informal], diddy [Brit, informal], galah [Austral, informal], boofhead [Austral, informal], drongo [Austral, NZ, informal], juggins [Brit, informal], charlie [Brit, informal], dill [Austral, NZ, informal], mampara [S.Africa, informal]
     
  3. A luminance unit equal to 1 candle per square meter measured perpendicular to the rays from the source

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Derived forms: nits

Type of: egg, luminance unit, simple [archaic], simpleton

Encyclopedia: Nit, nagaland