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"wan" in British English

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wanadjective

uk   /wɒn/ us   /wɑːn/ wanner, wannest literary
(of a person's face) more pale than usual and tired-looking
wanly
adverb uk   /ˈwɒn.li/ us   /ˈwɑːn.li/
She smiled wanly (= showing no energy or enthusiasm).

WANnoun [C]

uk   /wæn/ us   /wæn/ specialized
(Definition of wan from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"wan" in American English

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wanadjective

us   /wɑn/
(of a person’s face or expression) pale, tired, or weak: a wan smile
(Definition of wan from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"WAN" in Business English

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WANnoun [C]

uk   /wæn/ us   INTERNET, IT
abbreviation for Wide Area Network: a system for connecting computers in different areas of a country or the world: High speed broadband has made real-time WAN communications possible.
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“wan” in British English

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