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The answer to this puzzle is 9 letters long.


You will -> "_ _ _ _ _" -> ?

Before noon For each -> "_ _ _ _ _" -> ?

More (In some latin language) -> "_ _ _" -> ?

"Near" Gravity -> "_ _ _" -> ?

I/cosine -> "_ _ _ _ _ _" -> ?

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Here's what I think the answer are

You will -> "YOULL" (contraction)
Before noon For each -> "AMPER" (AM+PER)
More (In some latin language) -> "MÁS" (Spanish)
"Near" Gravity -> "NRG" (nr g)
I/cosine -> "SECANT" (trig function which is reciprocal of cosine, thanks to M Oehm for a prompt on this one).

The point is that

Each of these sounds like a physical quantity or unit - in order, JOULE, AMPERE, MASS, ENERGY, SECOND or, using symbols J,A,m,E,s.

Thus the answers spell out the name JAMES in an indirect way - through homophones.

What am I?

Given that the question is phrased in this way, my guess is that the What refers to WATT (anothe physical unit).

Thus, the full answer is JAMES WATT

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    $\begingroup$ (I guess the "trick" in the last one is that "cos" is spelled out and therefore the answer ‒ after re-interpreting ‒ should be, too) $\endgroup$
    – M Oehm
    May 17, 2023 at 15:17
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    $\begingroup$ @MOehm Ah yes, you are probably right actually. Thanks. $\endgroup$
    – hexomino
    May 17, 2023 at 15:20
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    $\begingroup$ Indeed it is, great job! $\endgroup$ May 17, 2023 at 17:05

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