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nan

[nahn] /nɑn/
noun
1.
naan.

Nan

[nan] /næn/
noun
1.
a word formerly used in communications to represent the letter N.
2.
a female given name.

naan

or nan

[nahn] /nɑn/
noun
1.
a leavened, often tear-shaped flatbread of India, baked in a tandoor.

nan-

1.
variant of nano- before a vowel:
nanoid.
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  • She just shrugged her shoulders and smiled, and said 'My dear, we all know our nan.

    Dangerous Ages Rose Macaulay
  • "You know I don't wish you to be degraded," nan broke in, earnestly.

    The Root of Evil Thomas Dixon
  • It was for Patty to make choice, but both nan and Mr. Fairfield urged the plan they proposed.

    Patty's Friends Carolyn Wells
  • nan leaped to her feet, her face flushed, her voice ringing with triumph.

    The Root of Evil Thomas Dixon
  • "Let us be happy at first, nan, just in the knowledge that some money is coming to us," Mrs. Sherwood said more quietly.

    Nan Sherwood at Pine Camp Annie Roe Carr
British Dictionary definitions for nan

nan

/næn/
noun
1.
a child's words for grandmother
Word Origin
see nanny; compare Greek nanna aunt, Medieval Latin nonna old woman

naan

/nɑːn/
noun
1.
another name for nan bread
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Word Origin and History for nan

Nan

fem. proper name, usually a familiar form of Ann before the 20c. rise in popularity of Nancy. From c.1700 as a characteristic name for a serving maid. As short for nanny, etc., from 1940.

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nan in Technology
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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