Avon

Avon

[ey-vuhn, av-uhn for 1–4; ey-von for 5]
noun
1.
a river in central England, flowing SE past Stratford-on-Avon to the Severn. 96 miles (155 km) long.
2.
a river in S England, flowing W to the mouth of the Severn. About 75 miles (120 km) long.
3.
a river in S England, flowing S to the English Channel. About 60 miles (100 km) long.
4.
a county in SW England. 520 sq. mi. (1346 sq. km)
5.
a town in N Connecticut.
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Avon1 (ˈeɪvən)
 
n
1.  a former county of SW England, created in 1974 from areas of N Somerset and S Gloucestershire: replaced in 1996 by the unitary authorities of Bath and North East Somerset (Somerset), North Somerset (Somerset), South Gloucestershire (Gloucestershire), and Bristol
2.  a river in central England, rising in Northamptonshire and flowing southwest through Stratford-on-Avon to the River Severn at Tewkesbury. Length: 154 km (96 miles)
3.  a river in SW England, rising in Gloucestershire and flowing south and west through Bristol to the Severn estuary at Avonmouth. Length: 120 km (75 miles)
4.  a river in S England, rising in Wiltshire and flowing south to the English Channel. Length: about 96 km (60 miles)

Avon2 (ˈeɪvən)
 
n
title of (Anthony) Eden Earl of.

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Word Origin & History

Avon
river in s.w. England, from Celtic abona "river."
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Avon definition

language
A dataflow language.
["AVON: A Dataflow Language", A. Deb, ICS 87, Second Intl Conf on Supercomputing, v.3, pp.9-19, ISI 1987].
(1994-11-28)
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