name server: An instance of the nameservice::nameserver interface that is used to associate a logical name with a server object.
named object: A list (2), PivotTable report, chart, or range that can be referenced by name. A sheet is not a type of named object.
named object view: A mode in which only named objects are rendered.
named property: A property that is identified by both a GUID and either a string name or a 32-bit identifier.
named range: See defined name.
NAT binding: The string representation of the protocol sequence, NetworkAddress, and optionally the endpoint. Also referred to as "string binding." For more information, see [C706] section "String Bindings."
native PivotTable: A PivotTable® report that is populated with data from a worksheet in the same workbook.
natural language query: Query text that contains words and does not contain any property restrictions (1).
navigation node: An element in the navigational structure of a site. The element is a link or a series of links to a specific page in the site.
navigation node element identifier: An integer that identifies a navigation node. This value is unique for every navigation node in the navigational structure of a SharePoint site.
navigation structure: A hierarchical organization of links between related content on a site.
navigational parent site: The site from which the current site inherits its navigational structure.
new form: A form that enables users to create a list item.
new workbook session: A session (2) that is not based on an existing workbook file.
ninched: A condition in which a group of selected cells or objects do not share a specific property. For example, if a selection has three cells and only two of the cells share the same color formatting, the color formatting of the selection is in a ninched state.
node: A location in a diagram that can have links to other locations.
node identifier: A string that is used to identify a specific node scheduler.
node scheduler: A web crawler that is hosted on a server computer or virtual server and is configured to crawl content and submit items to a search index according to a defined schedule.
noise word: See stop word.
non-contiguous range: A selected range that includes non-adjacent cells.
Normal view: A document view that displays text formatting and a simplified page layout of a document. The Normal view hides some layout elements such as the header and footer. Referred to as Draft view in Office Word 2007 and Word 2010.
Normalization Form C (NFC): A process and type of character normalization that performs canonical decomposition, followed by canonical composition, as described in [UNICODE-A15].
Normalization Form KC (NFKC): A process and type of character normalization that performs compatibility decomposition, followed by canonical composition, as described in [UNICODE-A15].
normalized occurrence boost: A process that increases the rank of an item in query results, based on the number of occurrences of the query text in a matching item and the number of items in the search index that contain the text.
notes slide: A slide that contains presentation notes or other information that is not displayed during a slide show. The formatting and content of a notes slide can derive from a notes master slide.
notification: A process in which a subscribing Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) client is notified of the state of a subscribed resource by sending a NOTIFY message to the subscriber.
NOTIFY: A method that is used to notify a Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) client that an event requested by an earlier SUBSCRIBE method has occurred. The notification optionally provides details about the event.
notify count: An integer that is used to track the number of quota warnings that were sent to a site collection administrator for a site collection.
number format: A property of a cell or other type of object that determines how numerical data is displayed or interpreted. For example, a currency number format affixes the proper currency symbol to the number.