- the egg of a louse or similar insect
- a young louse, etc.
Origin of nitMiddle English nite ; from Old English hnitu, akin to German niss ; from Indo-European base an unverified form knid-, louse, nit, probably ; from an unverified form ken-, to scratch
Origin of nitMiddle English, from Old English hnitu.
Origin of nitFrom Latin nitor, brightness, from nitēre, to shine.
Middle English nite, from Old English hnitu, from Proto-Germanic *hnitō (cf. Dutch neet, German Nisse, Norwegian nit), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱ(o)nid- (cf. Scottish Gaelic sneadh, Lithuanian glìnda, Polish gnida, Albanian thëri, Ancient Greek κονίς (konís))
- A candela per square meter.
Latin nitere (“to shine”)
nit - Computer Definition
A measurement of light. One nit is equal to one candela (one candlepower) per square meter (1cd/m2). The average LCD screen has a rating of 200 to 300 nits. Although nit ratings are rarely advertised, in 2014, Lenovo published them for its W540 ThinkPad laptop. One model had a common 1920x1080 resolution at 220 nits, and another had a very high-resolution 2880x1620 screen at 300 nits. See stilb and candela.