from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Chiefly Scots One.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Scotch and northern English form of one.
- n. A suffix of Latin origin, the same as -an, as in mundane, ultramontane, etc.
- n. In chem., a termination denoting that the hydrocarbon the name of which ends with it belongs to the paraffin series having the general formula CnH2n + 2: as, methane, CH4; ethane, C2H6.
- A suffix applied to the names of classes in the quantitative classification of igneous rocks. See rock.
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- adj. used of a single unit or thing; not two or more
Middle English ān; see an1.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)