Tan

Tan

Tan can mean several things:

* Tan (color), the color
* Tangent, a mathematical trigonometric function tan(x)
* Tanning, the process of making leather from hides
* Sun tanning, the darkening of skin in response to ultraviolet light
* Sunless tanning, the darkening of skin without ultraviolet light
* Tan (or Tanfana, Tamfana), ancient European goddess
* Tan (surname) (), a Chinese surname - see for examples
*Tan, or Dān (聃), is the posthumous name of Lao Zi (Lao Tzu)
* TAN Books & Publishers, a Catholic publishing company
* OS-tan, an Internet phenomenon on Futaba Channel
* Tahn, a yoghurt-based drink from the Middle East
* Tan (state), ancient Chinese kingdom situated in eastern Shandong Province.
* Tan, Irish slang for an English person, deriving from The Black and 'Tans'
* O-Qua Tangin Wann, Biaviian co-author of the book "The Coming of Tan" (Historicity Productions)

"TAN" or "tan" may also be a three-letter abbreviation for:
* Tanzania, the country
* Total Acid Number, the measure of a lubricant's or crude oil's acidity
* Transaction authentication number in electronic banking
* Taunton Municipal Airport (IATA airport code), in Taunton, Massachusetts
* Thunderbirds Are Now!, a Detroit-based neo-post-punk band
* The Anime Network, an all-anime channel


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  • TAN — als Abkürzung steht für: Transaktionsnummer, ein Begriff im elektronischen Bankgeschäft Tansania, nach dem Ländercode des olympischen Komitees Tierrechts Aktion Nord (früher Tierschutz Aktiv Nord), eine Organisation englisch total acid… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • tan — [ tɑ̃ ] n. m. • XIIIe; p. ê. gaul. °tann « chêne »; cf. bret. tann ♦ Écorce de chêne pulvérisée utilisée pour la préparation des cuirs (⇒ tanin, tanner). Moulin à tan. ⊗ HOM. Tant, taon, temps. ● tan Symbole de la fonction tangente. ● tan nom… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • tan — tañ interj. 1. staigiam sudavimui žymėti: Tas Jurgis tañ par ausį! Slm. Tañ jai galvon i ažumuš LTR(Prng). Tañ lazda per koją! Ad. Tuo (ta) lenta tañ tañ per sąsparą Ad. 2. dan, dzin (kartojant nusakomas skambinimas): Tañ tañ vienu šonu… …   Dictionary of the Lithuanian Language

  • Tan — Tan, n. [F. tan, perhaps fr. Armor. tann an oak, oak bar; or of Teutonic origin; cf. G. tanne a fir, OHG. tanna a fir, oak, MHG. tan a forest. Cf. {Tawny}.] 1. The bark of the oak, and some other trees, bruised and broken by a mill, for tanning… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tan Le — (birth year: 1978) is an Australian telecommunications entrepreneur, businesswoman and the 1998 Young Australian of the Year. Born in Vietnam, Tan migrated to Australia as refugee with her family in 1982. [… …   Wikipedia

  • tan — (apócope de tanto) adverbio de cantidad 1. Intensifica el significado del adjetivo, adverbio o locución adverbial delante de la que va. Observaciones: No se usa delante de algunos comparativos, como mejor o peor: No seas tan orgulloso. No… …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • tan. — «tan», adjective, noun, verb, tanned, tan|ning. –adj. 1. light yellowish brown in color: »He wore tan shoes. 2. having to do with tanning. 3. used in tanning. –n. 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tan Yu — (1927 2002) was a Filipino philanthropist and real estate entrepreneur of Chinese orgin. He was once the richest in the Philippines as well as being among the 10 wealthiest in the planet where he had a networth of about $7 Billion. [cite web… …   Wikipedia

  • Tan — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. {{{image}}}   Sigles d une seule lettre   Sigles de deux lettres > Sigles de trois lettres …   Wikipédia en Français

  • tan — (tan) s. m. Écorce pulvérisée du chêne, du sumac, du châtaignier, etc. qu on emploie à tanner les peaux. Moulin à tan. •   On pourrait éviter de renouveler le tan, en l arrosant avec de l eau chargée de tannin, lorsqu il serait épuisé de ce… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

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