I know what nLockTime and nSequence do, but I'm just curious about where the 'n' comes from. Thanks

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It stand for a number, it is commonly used in programming to designate a variable that gonna hold an amount of something see: https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/NLockTime and https://en.bitcoinwiki.org/wiki/NSequence

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    The concept of prefixing variable names with information about their type is called Hungarian notation. It was common in Windows programming in the '90s, and now is generally considered a bad idea. Nov 7, 2019 at 16:33

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