# \NG package conflict

I have a package conflict resulting from a custom command in an .sty file I am using. The command looks like this:

\newcommand\NG[1]{Gram.: {#1}}%Note Grammar


Now, if I run pdflatex it gives me the following error message:!

LaTeX Error: Command \NG already defined.
Or name \end... illegal, see p.192 of the manual.

See the LaTeX manual or LaTeX Companion for explanation.
Type  H <return>  for immediate help.
...

l.38 \newcommand\NG[1]{Gram.: {#1}}
%Note Grammar
?


Obviously, because \NG already gives me the large hooked N symbol. Is there a fast and simple way to deactivate the symbol command. I don't need the symbol, I do; however, need the custom command. Unfortunately; I don't know which package the clash is caused by, although I would guess either babel, inputenc, or tipa. Here's a list of what I use:

\documentclass[12pt]{article}

\usepackage[a4paper, margin=1.3cm, twocolumn, columnsep=.3cm, driver=dvips]{geometry}

\usepackage{dict}%use the style file
\usepackage[ngerman]{babel}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage{tipa}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage{paralist}%for the \compactdesc environment
\usepackage{tgtermes}
\usepackage{pdfpages}


• Don't use \NG for that, change the name for your macro. You'll regret disabling the standard \NG command as soon as an author of a paper you cite has a name containing Ŋ. – egreg Apr 15 '15 at 11:06
• The \NG marker comes from a perl script, I could change it there, but I don't want to, for reasons of consistency. I can determine; however, that I will not be needing Ŋ. – Lucas Apr 15 '15 at 11:15

If you know you want your command simply use

\renewcommand\NG


\newcommand\NG

\NG is defined in the latex format, not in any of the packages you load, so apply some caution before defining standard latex commands....