Fan

Fan

Fan or FANS may refer to the following:

Ventilation

A device to agitate or move air or other gas

The human powered Fan (implement) is a hand-held implement used by waving it back and forth.

Motor powered Fans: mechanical fans such as oscillating fans, ceiling fans, blowers, etc.
* Centrifugal fan
* Ceiling fan, also available as a floor verity in tropical countries
* Computer fan, also found in a larger form in applications like radio transmitters
* Engine fan - used to cool the engine's coolant when the car is stationary or moving slowly

Names

*Fan (surname) (Chinese character: 范, pinyin: Fàn), a common Chinese surname, singer-songwriter Mavis Fan would be an example.

Words

*"Fan", a Swedish profanity roughly translated as "devil"
*Fan (person), someone who has an intense appreciation for something(s) or someone(s)
*fan (分), or candareen, a Chinese weight unit for 10 cash

Entertainment

*Fans (Web Series)*
*"The Fan" (film) is the title of three films
*The Fan is another name for the La Belle Lucie solitaire game
*Card fan or flourish,, a display of cards in a manner that looks like folding fan

* "Fans" (song), a track of the Kings of Leon album "Because of the Times".
* "Fans" (webcomic), a webcomic by T Campbell

Places

*The Fan or Fan district is a historic district in Richmond, Virginia
*"the Fan" is the nickname for the Beijing National Indoor Stadium

Biology

*Sea fan, a marine animal of the Cnidarian phylum

Geometry

*Triangle fan, a data structure to describe polygons in computer graphics
*fan (geometry), the set of all planes through a given line

Misc

*Japanese war fan, an object used in Japanese feudal warfare, also used in martial arts

FAN as an acronym can also mean

*File Area Network
*Fluoride Action Network
*"Fuerza Armada Nacional", Spanish for National Armed Forces, the military of Venezuela
*"Forces Armées du Nord", French for Armed Forces of the North, a Chadian rebel army active during the Chadian Civil War
*Free Amino Nitrogen, in brewing, amino acids available for yeast metabolism

* Future Air Navigation System or FANS is an air traffic control scheme from ICAO also known as CNS/ATM

ee also

* Fandom
* The Fan
* Fan death
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  • Fan — /fan, fahn/, n., pl. Fans, (esp. collectively) Fan. Fang. * * * I Rigid or folding handheld device used for cooling, air circulation, or ceremony or as a sartorial accessory throughout the world from ancient times. As evidenced by Egyptian… …   Universalium

  • Fan — (f[a^]n), n. [AS. fann, fr. L. vannus fan, van for winnowing grain; cf. F. van. Cf. {Van} a winnowing machine, {Winnow}.] 1. An instrument used for producing artificial currents of air, by the wafting or revolving motion of a broad surface; as:… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fan — [ fan ] n. • 1923, répandu apr. 1950; mot angl., abrév. de fanatic → fanatique (3o) ♦ Anglic. Jeune admirateur, jeune admiratrice enthousiaste (d une vedette de la chanson). Club des fans. Une fan d Elvis Presley. ⇒ groupie. ⊗ HOM. Fane. ● fan… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Fan Ye — (historien) Sommaire 1 Biographie 2 Sources 3 Voir aussi 3.1 Liens externes // …   Wikipédia en Français

  • fan — fan1 [fan] n. [ME fanne < OE fann < L vannus, basket for winnowing grain < IE base * wē , to blow, flutter > WIND2, WINNOW] 1. Historical a device for winnowing grain 2. any device or machine used to set up a current of air for… …   English World dictionary

  • fan — FAN, fani s.m. (livr.) Admirator entuziast, pasionat, al unei vedete, al unei mişcări artistice; simpatizant. – Din engl., fr. fan. Trimis de tavilis, 24.05.2002. Sursa: DEX 98  fan s. m., pl. fani Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar… …   Dicționar Român

  • Fan — Fan, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Fanned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Fanning}.] [Cf. OF. vanner, L. vannere. See {Fan}, n., {Van} a winnowing machine.] 1. To move as with a fan. [1913 Webster] The air . . . fanned with unnumbered plumes. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fan-in — is the number of inputs of an electronic logic gate. For instance the fan in for the AND gate shown below is 3. Logic gates with a large fan in tend to be slower than those with a small fan in, because the complexity of the input circuitry… …   Wikipedia

  • Fan — Sm begeisterter Anhänger erw. fach. (20. Jh.) Kunstbildung. Entlehnt aus ne. fan, einer Kurzform von ne. fanatic, zu ne. fanatic Adj. schwärmend, eifernd , dieses aus l. fānāticus.    Ebenso nndl. fan, ne. fan, nfrz. fan, nschw. fan, nnorw. fan.… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • Fan Ye — (chinesisch 范曄, W. G. Fan Yeh; * 398; † 445) war ein chinesischer Historiker, der das Buch der Späteren Han zusammenstellte. Fan Ye gehörte zum mittleren Beamtenstand der Liu Song Dynastie. Sein Großvater war Chef eines Verwaltungsbezirkes… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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