• (noun): A protuberance or knob.
  • (noun): A small lump.
  • (noun): The essence; the core: the nub of a story.

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  • (noun): the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience; "the gist of the prosecutor's argument"; "the heart and soul of the Republican Party"; "the nub of the story"
  • (noun): a small piece; "a nub of coal"; "a stub of a pencil"
  • (noun): a small lump or protuberance

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Nub or NUB may refer to:

Nub, a variation of noob
Nub, a slider based analog controller on Pandora and PlayStation Portable
ISO 639-2 code for the Nobiin language of Nubia
Northern University, Bangladesh
NUb, a cigar brand manufactured by Oliva Cigar Co.
National Union of Blastfurnacemen, Ore Miners, Coke Workers and Kindred Trades, a defunct trade union in the United Kingdom
Sailors in the U.S. Navy use this term towards those who have not finished required qualifications (quals), such as watchstation, submarine, or surface warfare quals.
Nub, colloquialism for pointing stick on a laptop
Nahda University, Egypt

Example Sentences

  • The diagram also shows that a rod should be pushed ideally 1. 25W, although because each nub is of length W, the push amount could theoretically range from fractionally more than 0. 25W to fractionally less than 2. 25W.

  • The nub is that whatever the presenter may think, people were offended - both in the talk and those who saw the slides later.

  • In Palladium this is actually something called a "nub" -- in their marketing materials a "Trusted Operating Root" or "TOR" -- but we can pretend it's the OS kernel instead.

  • That 'nub' is so ingeniously, so casually, flung in, and immediately left there in the tail of the letter, undwelt upon, that an indifferent reader would never suspect that it was the heart and core of the epistle, if he even took note of it at all, This is the 'nub' --

  • I hoard them, using them till the nub is so short I can’t grip it anymore.

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