nan

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n nan leavened bread baked in a clay oven in India; usually shaped like a teardrop
    • n Nan a river of western Thailand flowing southward to join the Ping River to form the Chao Phraya
    • n nan the mother of your father or mother
    • n nan your grandmother
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • interj Nan Anan.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • nan A Middle English form of none.
    • n nan A small earthen jar.
    • nan Same as anan.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
For anan,

Usage

In literature:

Nan and I have been busy up there all morning getting it ready for the girls.
"The Comings of Cousin Ann" by Emma Speed Sampson
Chiang Nan's a hundred li, yet in a moment's space I've flown away to Chiang Nan and touched a dreaming face.
"Peter the Brazen" by George F. Worts
And then there was Katie, who was eleven, and Nan, nine.
"Harper's Young People, May 18, 1880" by Various
Mr. Harvey's Housekeeper, and Nan's Examination-Day, 403.
"Harper's Young People, 1880 Index" by Various
Nan will be frightened about me.
"Hetty's Strange History" by Helen Jackson
Some weeks before he had met Nan Kilfillan.
"Philo Gubb Correspondence-School Detective" by Ellis Parker Butler
He doesn't know yet, Nan.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, October, 1930" by Various
Oustri-Nan rugs, 66; spelling, 167,173.
"Rugs: Oriental and Occidental, Antique & Modern" by Rosa Belle Holt
He loved Nan, and Nan did not love him.
"Name and Fame" by Adeline Sergeant
You must give Nan leave to cut a lock of your hair for me, too.
"A Letter Book" by George Saintsbury
I went to the Rock Creek Cemetery with my cousin, Nan Tennant, to see the Adams tomb by St. Gaudens.
"My Impresssions of America" by Margot Asquith
Ca-non-chet, whose name in Indian was Qua-non-chet (pronounced the same), and Nan-un-te-noo, was son of the celebrated Miantonomah.
"Boys' Book of Indian Warriors" by Edwin L. Sabin
Tea is most largely cultivated in Ngan-hui, Kiang-si, Hu-peh, Hu-nan, Sze-ch'uen and Yun-nan.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 2" by Various
Seeing that Nan was not there, he went to the door, the upper half of which she had left open.
"The Little Clown" by Thomas Cobb
She glanced down the path at Nan, and Nan waved to her.
"Old Crow" by Alice Brown
Mammy Nan did them up for you herself.
"Shadows of Flames" by Amelie Rives
January 23, 1979; notes from interview with Margaret Mary Lee by Nan Netherton, Herndon, Virginia, March 28, 1978.
"Frying Pan Farm" by Elizabeth Brown Pryor
Nobody ever says I am Nan Lane, they just say I am Kate Lane's sister.
"Living Up to Billy" by Elizabeth Cooper
A physician, a native of the province of Yun-Nan, displayed more courage.
"Travels in Tartary, Thibet, and China During the years 1844-5-6. Volume 2 [of 2]" by Evariste Regis Huc
Both Paul and Nan helped Phil up and, with a gasp or two he sank back on the seat, still flourishing the kerchief.
"The Auto Boys' Vacation" by James A. Braden
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In poetry:

What trees grow on the Chung-nan hill?
The white fir and the plum.
In fur of fox, 'neath 'broidered robe,
Thither our prince is come.
His face glows with vermilion hue.
O may he prove a ruler true!
"In Praise Of A Ruler Of Ts'in" by Confucius
THE breeze blows out from the land and it seeks the sea,
O and O! that my sail were set and away--
Fast and free on its wings would my sailing be
To the west: to the Tir Nan Og, where the blessed stay!
"Tir Nan Og" by Isabel Ecclestone Mackay
O! Say, lovely Nan! can you lie in a hammock?
When the mountain-waves rage, can you swing in a hammock?
As the winds roar aloft, and rude billows dash o'er us,
Can my Nancy sleep soundly amid the wild chorus?
"Jack And Nancy. A Sea Song" by Hector MacNeill
But say my sweet Nan! when the tempest's all smashing!
The top-sails all split, and the top-masts down crashing!
When all hands spring aloft, and no lover to cheer her,
Will my Nancy not shrink when such dangers are near her?
"Jack And Nancy. A Sea Song" by Hector MacNeill
And in that way the little Bo-Peep,
The first she knew, had lost her sheep!
To the top of the nearest knoll she ran,
The better to look the pasture over;
She shaded her face, and called, "Nan! Nan!"
But none of them could discover.
"Little Bo-Beep" by Clara Doty Bates
There wuz Flash Liz, an' me, an' Ginger Mick.
An' Mother Gumphy frum the corner store.
An' Bill the Rabbit-o, an' Dirty Dick,
An' Nan the Nark, an' 'arf a dozzing more.
But strike! It seemed the comp'ny didn't soot!
'E wouldn't play the flute.
"The Disagreeable Musician" by C J Dennis

In news:

Nan Jombang, established in Sumatra in 1983, began a national tour of the United States at Dance Place.
Nan Gray Weekends Exhibit.
Congressional Corner with Nan Hayworth.
The new website of Real Estate Agent Nan McLendon was launched this week at www.
Gardening Tips With Nan Sterman.
Nan will take all your gardening questions today immediately following her appearance on Midday Edition, beginning at 1pm.
John Finnegan, Nan Merriman, Sidney Reznick.
Nan shartel, July 5, 2012.
NAN YA PLASTICS said unconsolidated sales in June rose 24.55% to NT$14,556,326,000 from NT$11,686,993,000, according to a statement filed to the Taiwan Stock Exchange.
Politics / News Barber Reax: Nan Stockholm Walden Declines To Run for Congress.
Nan Stockholm Walden has called her Congressional District 2 race following Ron Barber's announcement that he would seek the office in the fall.
From Don and Nan Archer.
Nan Pollock, 88, died Feb 15, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center.
Nan Sweeney Duvall, 52, of Chapel Hill, died Saturday, Jan 14, 2012.
Nan Kennard Never Runs on Sundays.
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In science:

Its effect on q -expansions is Pn an qn 7→ Pn nan qn .
On the theta operator for modular forms modulo prime powers
Recall that nan = dn , where dn ∈ ω (log n) and dn ∈ o(n).
On Connectivity Thresholds in Superposition of Random Key Graphs on Random Geometric Graphs
Since every circle has only two nAµn vertices containing momentum and one nαn vertex, the contribution of diagram (5b) is independent of orientation of arrows and will not change if arrows are reversed in one of two circles.
Comment on the ``$\theta$-term renormalization in the (2+1)-dimensional $CP^{N-1}$ model with $\theta$ term''
It can be shown that the theorem is also valid in the case when matrices An and Bn in (4.1) are also random, but independent of Un and Vn and NAn and NBn converge weakly in probability to the nonrandom NA and NB .
A Simple Approach to Global Regime of the Random Matrix Theory
Multi-frequency VLBI studies of a number of quasars have revealed the presence of non-uniform rotation-measure distributions on parsec scales in some sources (Taylor 1998, 2000; Nan et al. 1999).
Analysis of 6cm VLBI polarization observations of a complete sample of northern BL Lacertae Objects
One can define also A as A = ⊕nAn . A map A → B of graded vector spaces is a collection of linear morphisms An → Bn .
From left modules to algebras over an operad: application to combinatorial Hopf algebras
This so because the coefficients of the power series in ε, P∞n=1 εnan (ϕ), are uniquely determined if the series is convergent.
Perturbation Theory
I have some unrelated questions for Hsiang-nan and Martin about the previous discussions.
Round Table Discussion at the Final Session of FPCP 2008: The Future of Flavor Physics and CP
We also examined a simulation with no horizontal mixing applied (K = 0), which did not complete successfully (produced multiple output values of NaNs).
Atmospheric circulation of tidally locked exoplanets: a suite of benchmark tests for dynamical solvers
It is easy to see that the sum of sz n on all qubits (a † nan for oscillators) is conserved, and we can chose the vacuum with all qubits/oscillators in the |0i state.
Physics as quantum information processing
It is our conjecture that the term is in fact of order OP (1/n), but we were not able to derive the asymptotic distribution of nAn (Cn ).
A test for Archimedeanity in bivariate copula models
This is maximal for ˆB nAn = 1, i.e. when ˆB n is orthogonal to B s .
Two Projection Pursuit Algorithms for Machine Learning under Non-Stationarity
As pointed out by Ivan Gutman and Yeong-Nan Yeh , it is of interest to find statistics on rooted trees T directly from their Matula numbers µ(T ).
Tree statistics from Matula numbers
For the next time slot, an (t + 1) can be estimated as ˆan (t + 1) = λnan (t) + µn [1 − an (t)] = (λn − µn)an (t) + µn .
On Scalable Video Streaming over Cognitive Radio Cellular and Ad Hoc Networks
It has also been shown recently (Langer et al. 1997) that the use of updated rates of Ne–Na cycle reactions can explain the Na–O abundance anticorrelation observed in globular-cluster giants, and the Na–N correlation observed in field halo giants.
Oxygen abundances in unevolved metal-poor stars from near-UV OH lines
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