- 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 *hnitÅ (cf. Dutch neet, German Nisse, Norwegian nit), from Proto-Indo-European *á¸±(o)nid- (cf. Scottish Gaelic sneadh, Lithuanian glÃ¬nda, Polish gnida, Albanian thÃ«ri, Ancient Greek ÎºÎ¿Î½Î¯Ï‚ (konÃs))
- A candela per square meter.
Latin nitere (“to shine")
nit - Computer Definition
A measurement of the brightness of light. One nit is equal to one candela (one candlepower) per square meter (1cd/m2). The sun at noon is rated at 1.6 billion nits. Although, LCD screens range from 200 to 500 nits, our outdated TV standard is 100 nits, which was set in the days when rare earth phosphors were used in cathode ray tubes (CRTs). Various high dynamic range (HDR) technologies, such as Dolby Vision, yield 4,000 nits and above on LCD TVs. See Dolby HDR and LED TV. Nit ratings are not commonly advertised; however, in 2014, Lenovo published them for its W540 ThinkPad laptop. One model had a common 1920x1080 resolution at 220 nits, and another had a high-resolution 2880x1620 screen at 300 nits. See stilb and candela.