wan Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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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   /wɑːn-/
She ​smiled wanly (= ​showing no ​energy or ​enthusiasm).

WANnoun [C]

uk   us   /wæn/ specialized
abbreviation for Wide Area Network: a ​computernetwork that ​connectsseparatemachines over a ​widearea, for ​example in different ​countries, using telecommunication ​systems
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(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   us   /wæn/ INTERNET, IT
abbreviation for Wide Area Network: a ​system for ​connectingcomputers in different ​areas of a country or the ​world: High ​speedbroadband has made ​real-time WAN ​communications possible.
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(Definition of WAN from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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