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n. one billionth (1/1,000,000,000) gram [syn: nanogram]

Ng (name)

Ng (pronounced ; English approximation often or ) or ) is a Cantonese, Shanghainese and Hakka transliteration of the Chinese surnames 吳/吴 ( Pinyin transliteration for Mandarin equivalent: ) and 伍 (Mandarin ) meaning " five". In Hokkien ( Taiwanese) and Teochew, Ng corresponds to the surname 黃/黄 (Mandarin Huáng) meaning " yellow"; or to 阮 (Mandarin Ruǎn).

The surname is sometimes romanized as Ang, Eng, Ing and Ong in the United States and Ung in Australia. Ng is sometimes romanized as Woo or Wu even by people of Cantonese origin, such as John Woo. In Vietnam, the corresponding surname is Ngô. In Cambodia, the corresponding surname is Oeng. 吴 / 吳 (Wú) was the 10th most common Chinese surname in 2006 and was the 8th most common in 1990.


Ng, ng, or NG may refer to:

  • Ng (name), a surname of Asian origin<!--

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Ng (Arabic letter)

is an additional letter of the Arabic script, derived from kāf with the addition of three dots above the letter. It is not used in the Arabic language itself, but is used to represent a velar when writing Turkic languages. In Ottoman Turkish, it represented the palatal which, before merging, was the velar .

Its initial and medial forms are identical to , which represents in some languages. However, their final and isolated forms are different.

Usage examples of "ng".

He surmised that but for the urgiNg of Peter Ng, his comprador, his chief and most trusted advisor, he might never have thought of it again.

You had to know him to know it was a flinch, but he was just on-alert all the time, schiz as hell, tryiNG so damned hard, and sane enough to be scared, himself, that somebody was goiNG to startle him and he was goiNG to blow up—he held onto her and Musa like they were his lifeline, that was what he was doiNG at breakfast, with people askiNG him how he was doiNG, how's the head, NG?