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LAN \LAN\ n. [Local Area Network.] A local area network; a network[3] connecting computers and word processors and other electronic office equipment within a small area, to create an inter-office system, typically within one building or one site of a corporation. Contrasted to WAN, a wide-area network.

Syn: local area network.


Län ( Swedish, ) and lääni ( Finnish, ) refer to the administrative divisions used in Sweden and previously in Finland. The provinces of Finland were abolished on January 1, 2010.

They are also sometimes used in other countries, especially as a translation of the Russian word oblast. During the period when Finland was a part of the Russian Empire (1809-1917), when Russian was made an official language alongside Swedish, it was synonymous with the word guberniya.

LAN (disambiguation)

A LAN is a local area network, a computer network covering a small local area, such as a home or office.

LAN or Lan may also refer to:


Łan (in Englishlan; in Latinlaneus, in GermanLahn), is an old unit of field measurement used in Poland. Since the 13th century, its value has varied from one location to another. A greater łan (also Franconian, King's, Old Polish) consisted of 43.2 morgs = 23 to 28 hectares. A lesser łan ( Chełmno łan) was 30 morg ≈ 17,955 hectare.

The term derives from German Lehen, " fee" ( feudal land tenure). The term łan was also used to indicate an average size of a peasant's tenured farm. Łan was further subdivided into zagony ("belts") and further into skiby ("slices").

In medieval times the size of a łan was anywhere between 3 and 50 hectares, but from the 13th century to 1857 in Great Lesser Poland (with Podkarpacie), the Franconian Łan was consistently used.

Comparison of Area units in Lesser Poland 1791-1876, 1 Franconian morg = 1 Viennese morg (system morgi dolnoaustriackiej)



Sążeń², (Viennese fathom²)

Łokieć² (Viennese ell²)

1 morg ( morgen) (= 0.5755 ha)





1 miara (Unit) (= 19.18 are)




1 sazen² wiedenski (Viennese fathom)



1 lokiec² wiedenski (Viennese el²)


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Lan (given name)

Lan is a personal name, frequently used in Chinese and Vietnamese contexts as a feminine given name, which means "orchid."

In Vietnamese, "Lân" with the accent denotes a masculine given name, which refers to Kỳ Lân, a mythical creature that appears only to protect the noble. See qilin.

Lan may refer to:

Lan (film)

Lan (Chinese: 我們天上見) is a 2009 Chinese film directed by Jiang Wenli.

Lan (tribe)

The Lan tribe was one of the five member tribes of the old Xiongnu people who lived during the Han Dynasty in Northern Wei.

Lan (surname 兰)

Lan is the Mandarin pinyin and Wade–Giles romanization of the Chinese surname written in simplified Chinese and in traditional Chinese. As of 2008, it is the 154th most common surname in China, shared by 840,000 people. Lan 蘭 is not listed in the Song dynasty classic text Hundred Family Surnames.

Lan (surname 蓝)

Lan is the Mandarin pinyin and Wade–Giles romanization of the Chinese surname written in simplified Chinese and in traditional Chinese. It is romanized Lam or Nam in Cantonese. Lan is listed 131st in the Song dynasty classic text Hundred Family Surnames. As of 2008, it is the 121st most common surname in China, shared by 1.4 million people.

Usage examples of "lan".

While Bulen gave his boots a much-needed blacking, Lan washed himself from head to toe at the washstand rather than waiting for a bathtub to be brought, and dabbed an ointment that Anya sent Esne for onto his welts, but he let the women dress him.

As the long-limbed gleeman scrambled down the ladder from the loft, Lan spoke, stiffly formal.

Before anyone could ask the gleeman for more, Lan began giving directions.

Lan would not let the gleeman play harp or fluteno need to rouse the countryside, the Warder saidbut Thom juggled and told stories.

But he and Genaro used to speak a lan- guage that none of us could understand.

How had the high rune lan- that many of the pictures showed sites that had been dam- guage been spread?

And she tried to ask it in Yorkshire because that was his lan- guage, and in India a native was always pleased if you knew his speech.

Gwai Lan turned, smugly, to Wing, who stood in stark terror, not at the wife of Fei Hung, but his own spouse, who was now angrily looking at her husband and her friend.

Looking at Loial and Hurin, he thought he knew what Lan had meant about duty pressing down like a mountain.

With Bobby out of the way and mum safely entrenched in front of the teevee, I jacked my deck into the socket I had rigged from the municipal LAN line that ran in a drain housing a few hundred metres from our house.

Andrew Lanning was told and retold, that he had lain in perfect security within a six-hour ride from Tomo, while Hal Dozier himself combed the mountains and hundreds more were out hunting fame and fortune.

Lan tucked his head down and held on for dear life, his heart pounding with excitement.

Lan promised, tucking the embroidered patch into a pocket, and mounting.

Lan and the boys unsaddled and hobbled the horses while Nynaeve and Egwene set up a small oil stove to make tea.

Warily he watched the Green Man, walking ahead with Moiraine and Lan, butterflies surrounding him in a cloud of yellows and reds.