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English Dictionary: An by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
AN
n
  1. an associate degree in nursing [syn: {Associate in Nursing}, AN]
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   An \An\, conj. [Shortened fr. and, OE. an., and, sometimes and
      if, in introducing conditional clauses, like Icel. enda if,
      the same word as and. Prob. and was originally pleonastic
      before the conditional clause.]
      If; -- a word used by old English authors. --Shak.
  
               Nay, an thou dalliest, then I am thy foe. --B. Jonson.
  
      {An if}, and if; if.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   An \An\ ([acr]n). [AS. [be]n one, the same word as the numeral.
      See {One}, and cf. {A}.]
      This word is properly an adjective, but is commonly called
      the indefinite article. It is used before nouns of the
      singular number only, and signifies one, or any, but somewhat
      less emphatically. In such expressions as [bd]twice an
      hour,[b8] [bd]once an age,[b8] a shilling an ounce (see 2d
      {A}, 2), it has a distributive force, and is equivalent to
      each, every.
  
      Note: An is used before a word beginning with a vowel sound;
               as, an enemy, an hour. It in also often used before h
               sounded, when the accent of the word falls on the
               second syllable; as, an historian, an hyena, an heroic
               deed. Many writers use a before h in such positions.
               Anciently an was used before consonants as well as
               vowels.

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (15Feb98) [foldoc]:
   an
  
      The {country code} for the Netherlands Antilles
      (Dutch Antilles).
  
      (1999-01-27)
  
  
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