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San or SAN (acronym) may refer to:

In mathematics:

  • Stochastic Activity Network, stochastic extension to Petri nets
  • Standard algebraic notation, the most common algebraic chess notation

In technology:

  • Storage area network, a network designed to attach computer storage devices
  • Styrene-acrylonitrile resin, a plastic

In biology:

  • Sinoatrial node, pacemaking tissue in the right atrium of the heart
  • Stochastic Activity Network, stochastic extension to Petri nets

In history:

  • The Battle Creek Sanitarium was nicknamed The San by its guests.

In fiction:

  • San (comics) is the name of a character of the Marvel Universe.
  • Princess Mononoke, San is the original name of Princess Mononoke.

In geography:

  • San, Mali, a town
  • San River, a river in south-eastern Poland and western Ukraine, the Celt's word (san) means exactly river too.
  • Sydney Adventist Hospital, due to the original name being the Sydney Sanitarium, which was shortened to the word "san".

In organizations and groups:

In transportation:

  • San Motors, an Indian automobile manufacturer.
  • San Diego International Airport, IATA airport code
  • Sandersville Railroad, The AAR reporting mark

In Music:

  • San (参) is High and Mighty Color's 3rd Album

In other languages:

  • the Italian and Spanish word for Saint
  • San (letter), Greek letter between Pi and Qoppa
  • -san, a Japanese title used after a person's name, the equivalent of Mr., Mrs. or Miss. Postfix of polite expressions like "Suzuki-san", "Ichirou-san", or "Suzuki Ichirou-san" to name a personal family name or last name, verbally and literally, generally regardless of position, sex, age, and other factors.
  • Pronunciation of 3 in Japanese and Mandarin Chinese
  • Dream, in some Slavic languages
  • Mountain, in Korean and Japanese.

Other uses:

  • Senior Advocate of Nigeria
  • Standard Address Number, a number used in the book trade to identify a supplier.



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