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How would one say n/a (not applicable) in German? The only guesses I can come up with are fehlendor nicht verfügbar, but they don't have the exact meaning of n/a. Also, how would you abbreviate the equivalent of n/a in German?

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There are several possiblities:

If you want to express, that data is missing, you should use

nicht verfügbar (n.v.)

If you want to express, that a data point can't be / isn't defined, you should use

nicht definiert (n.d.)

But in general, n/a is also used in German.

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    it should be added that "not applicable" would have a literal translation of "nicht zutreffend", which again is sometimes used as a synonym for "falsch" (as in "incorrect"). – syneticon-dj Dec 26 '13 at 13:51
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    @syneticon-dj More literal would be nicht anwendbar, but this is misleading in cases of data just missing. – Toscho Dec 28 '13 at 16:43
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    +1 𝑓𝑜𝑟 N/A also being used in German. – dakab Mar 24 '17 at 7:00
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We used to simply type ./. into the relevant column, and that was generally understood as n/a

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    Who is "we", and in which context did this happen? – Matthias Oct 19 '16 at 22:06
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    Nur die Frage, wie man es abkürzen kann, ist damit beantwortet, nicht wie man es sagt. – user unknown Oct 20 '16 at 2:50
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    Well, 'we' is we in the office. And the full phrase woud be 'Nicht zutreffend' but you can't abbreviate that, hence the ./. – Willik Oct 22 '16 at 9:53
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Duden-Oxford – Großwörterbuch Englisch, 3rd edition (2005) gives two translations for the abbreviation n/a.

1) For the meaning “not available”: n. bek.

2) For the meaning “not applicable”: entf.

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    "nicht bekannt", "entfällt" – äüö Nov 3 '16 at 15:06

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