What does nan mean?

Definitions for nannɑn, næn

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word nan.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. nan(noun)

    your grandmother

  2. grandma, grandmother, granny, grannie, gran, nan, nanna(noun)

    the mother of your father or mother

  3. Nan, Nan River(noun)

    a river of western Thailand flowing southward to join the Ping River to form the Chao Phraya

  4. nan, naan(noun)

    leavened bread baked in a clay oven in India; usually shaped like a teardrop


  1. Nan(ProperNoun)

    and Nancy.

  2. Origin: Possibly derived from nana.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nan


  2. Origin: [For anan.]


  1. NaN

    In computing, NaN, standing for not a number, is a numeric data type value representing an undefined or unrepresentable value, especially in floating-point calculations. Systematic use of NaNs was introduced by the IEEE 754 floating-point standard in 1985, along with the representation of other non-finite quantities like infinities. Two separate kinds of NaNs are provided, termed quiet NaNs and signaling NaNs. Quiet NaNs are used to propagate errors resulting from invalid operations or values, whereas signaling NaNs can support advanced features such as mixing numerical and symbolic computation or other extensions to basic floating-point arithmetic. For example, 0/0 is undefined as a real number, and so represented by NaN; the square root of a negative number is imaginary, and thus not representable as a real floating-point number, and so is represented by NaN; and NaNs may be used to represent missing values in computations.

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  1. NAN

    What does NAN stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the NAN acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'nan' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2951

Anagrams for nan »

  1. Ann , ANN


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of nan in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of nan in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Gregory Morvillo:

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  2. Mark McCoy:

    It now looks like Nan Madol represents a first in Pacific Island history.

  3. Gregory Morvillo:

    Obviously, Nan Huang’re disappointed and Nan Huang disagree with the ruling, nan Huang will be considering Nan Huang options over the coming days.

  4. Nick Stern:

    My biggest frustration is that (the NAN) are using Kid Rock’s name and Chevy’s name to get attention for themselves based on something he wasn’t even doing.

  5. Mark McCoy:

    To me, in its prime, Nan Madol was a capital, it was the seat of political power, the center of the most important religious rituals, and the place where the former chiefs of the island were laid to rest.

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