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The characters N/A (sometimes n/a) are an abbreviation that is mainly used in information tables. It stands for one of the following:
Not applicable: Where three or more elements are not compatible, it is said the resulting data is not applicable. For example, in a sport results table, where all teams are columns and rows, those cells which would show a team versus itself are usually marked with a symbol or with N/A.
Not available: Where there exists a lack of data. It also means a temporary unavailability of that piece of data (although TBA or TBD is often used instead). For example, in a price table, when new articles have arrived but the price is not yet available, it is usually expressed with n/a. In Microsoft Excel, the function NA() or special entry #N/A may be used.
No answer: Refers to something that has no known or available answer.
Not announced: As in the title isn't announced yet.
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