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WAN


WAN  (wn)
n.
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.

[w(ide) a(rea) n(etwork).]

wan  (wn)
adj. wan·ner, wan·nest
1. Unnaturally pale, as from physical or emotional distress.
2. Suggestive or indicative of weariness, illness, or unhappiness; melancholy: a wan expression.
intr.v. wanned, wan·ning, wans
To become pale.

[Middle English, pale, gloomy, from Old English wann, gloomy, dark.]

wanly adv.
wanness n.

wan [wɒn]
adj wanner, wannest
1. (Medicine) unnaturally pale esp from sickness, grief, etc.
2. (Medicine) characteristic or suggestive of ill health, unhappiness, etc.
3. (Physics / General Physics) (of light, stars, etc.) faint or dim
vb wans, wanning, wanned
to make or become wan
[Old English wann dark; related to wanian to wane]
wanly  adv
wanness  n

WAN
abbreviation for
1. (Electronics & Computer Science / Computer Science) wide area network
2. (Engineering / Automotive Engineering)
international car registration for (West Africa) Nigeria

WAN  (wn)
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.


wan  /wn/  adj. pale, tired-looking, (syn.) pallid: After his stay in the hospital, he looked wan, without color. WAN

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