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WAN

[wan] /wæn/
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wan

/wɒn/
adjective wanner, wannest
1.
unnaturally pale esp from sickness, grief, etc
2.
characteristic or suggestive of ill health, unhappiness, etc
3.
(of light, stars, etc) faint or dim
verb wans, wanning, wanned
4.
to make or become wan
Derived Forms
wanly, adverb
wanness, noun
Word Origin
Old English wann dark; related to wanian to wane

WAN

abbreviation
1.
wide area network
2.
Nigeria (international car registration)
Word Origin
From W(est) A(frica) N(igeria)
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Word Origin and History for wan's

wan

adj.

Old English wann "dark, lacking luster," later "leaden, pale, gray," of uncertain origin, and not found in other Germanic languages. The connecting notion is colorlessness. Perhaps related to wane.

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wan's in Science
WAN
  (wān)   
Short for wide area network.A communications network that uses such devices as telephone lines, satellite dishes, or radio waves to span a larger geographic area than can be covered by a LAN. The Internet is a WAN.
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