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VARAN

VARAN (Versatile Automation Random Access Network) is a Fieldbus Ethernet-based industrial communication system.

VARAN is a wired data network technology for local data networks (LAN) with the main application in the field of automation technology. It enables the exchange of data in the form of data frames between all LAN connected devices (controllers, input/output devices, drives, etc.). VARAN includes the definitions for types of cables and connectors, describes the physical signalling and specifies packet formats and protocols. From the perspective of the OSI model, VARAN specifies both the physical layer (OSI Layer 1) and the data link layer (OSI Layer 2). VARAN is a protocol according to the principle master-slave. The VARAN BUS USER ORGANIZATION (VNO) is responsible for the care of the Protocol.

WordNet

varan

n. any of various large tropical carnivorous lizards of Africa and Asia and Australia; fabled to warn of crocodiles [syn: monitor, monitor lizard]

The Collaborative International Dictionary

Varan

Varan \Va"ran\, n. [F.] (Zo["o]l.) The monitor. See Monitor, 3.

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varan

n. The monitor lizard.

Usage examples of "varan".

By the time I found out what the old fool had done, Woolerey was using the Scepter to lock me and the rest of the Academy, including Varan, inside our own building.

There was an evening that began quietly, a visit to a small tavern along the river where the first barrel of the famous sweet wine of Varan was available for tasting.

I was riding with Lion Troop toward a new district, passing through an area being cleared by the Varan Guards.

One man not only met his gaze, but stood, his pose defiant It was that brawling swordsman, Domina Myrus Le Balafre, commander of the Varan Guards.

It had been Varan Di who had arbitrarily decided to make a military depot for Sattor-class ships out of Norden.

Korwar aristocrats, Varan Di had constructed a dwelling on a plan native to another world, choosing for a model the stark simplicity of the Pa-ta-du of the sea mountains of Qwan.