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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Np \Np\ n. The chemical symbol for Neptunium, a transuranic element having atomic number 93. Syn: Neptunium, atomic number 93. [WordNet 1.5]
V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014):

NP No Problem (telecommunication, Usenet, IRC)
V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014):

NP Network Performance
The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003):

NP- /N?P/, pref. Extremely. Used to modify adjectives describing a level or quality of difficulty; the connotation is often ?more so than it should be?. This is generalized from the computer-science terms NP-hard and NP-complete; NP-complete problems all seem to be very hard, but so far no one has found a proof that they are. NP is the set of Nondeterministic-Polynomial problems, those that can be completed by a nondeterministic Turing machine in an amount of time that is a polynomial function of the size of the input; a solution for one NP-complete problem would solve all the others. ? Coding a BitBlt implementation to perform correctly in every case is NP-annoying.? Note, however, that strictly speaking this usage is misleading; there are plenty of easy problems in class NP. NP-complete problems are hard not because they are in class NP, but because they are the hardest problems in class NP.