Shannon

[ shan-uh n ]
/ ˈʃæn ən /
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noun

Claude El·wood [el-woo d] /ˈɛlˌwʊd/, 1916–2001, U.S. applied mathematician: early developer of information theory.
a river flowing SW from N Ireland to the Atlantic: the principal river of Ireland. 240 miles (386 km) long.
international airport in W Ireland, near Limerick.
a female given name.
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British Dictionary definitions for shannon (1 of 2)

Shannon

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/ (ˈʃænən) /

noun

a river in the Republic of Ireland, rising in NW Co Cavan and flowing south to the Atlantic by an estuary 113 km (70 miles) long: the longest river in the Republic of Ireland. Length: 260 km (161 miles)

British Dictionary definitions for shannon (2 of 2)

Shannon

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/ (ˈʃænən) /

noun

Claude (Elwood). 1916–2000, US mathematician, who first developed information theory
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Word Origin and History for shannon

Shannon


river in Ireland, the name is something like "old man river," from a Proto-Celtic word related to Irish sean "old" (see senile).

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