nan

[ nahn ]
/ nɑn /

noun

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Definition for nan (2 of 4)

Nan
[ nan ]
/ næn /

noun

a word formerly used in communications to represent the letter N.
a female given name.

Definition for nan (3 of 4)

naan

or nan

[ nahn ]
/ nɑn /

noun

a leavened, often tear-shaped flatbread of India, baked in a tandoor.

Definition for nan (4 of 4)

nan-

variant of nano- before a vowel: nanoid.
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British Dictionary definitions for nan (1 of 2)

nan

nana or nanna (ˈnænə)

/ (næn) /

noun

a child's words for grandmother

Word Origin for nan

see nanny; compare Greek nanna aunt, Medieval Latin nonna old woman

British Dictionary definitions for nan (2 of 2)

naan
/ (nɑːn) /

noun

another name for nan bread
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