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ane

[ eyn ]
/ eɪn /
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adjective, noun, pronoun Chiefly Scot.
one.
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Origin of ane

1350–1400; Middle English (North) an, variant of onone

Other definitions for ane (2 of 2)

-ane

Chemistry.
a suffix used in names of hydrocarbons of the methane or paraffin series: propane.

Origin of -ane

From the Latin suffix -ānus-an
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British Dictionary definitions for ane (1 of 2)

ane
/ (eɪn) /

determiner, pronoun, noun
a Scottish word for one

British Dictionary definitions for ane (2 of 2)

-ane

suffix forming nouns
indicating an alkane hydrocarbonhexane

Word Origin for -ane

coined to replace -ene, -ine, and -one
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Scientific definitions for ane

-ane

A suffix used to form the names of saturated hydrocarbons, such as ethane. The suffix is shortened to -an- before other suffixes to indicate compounds derived from saturated hydrocarbons, as in ethanol.
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