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Sagan

[sey-guh n for 1; sa-gahn for 2] /ˈseɪ gən for 1; saˈgɑ̃ for 2/
noun
1.
Carl (Edward) 1934–96, U.S. astronomer and writer.
2.
Françoise [frahn-swaz] /frɑ̃ˈswaz/ (Show IPA), (Françoise Quoirez) 1935–2004, French novelist.
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Sagan

/French saɡã̃/
noun
1.
Carl (Edward) 1934–96, US astronomer and writer on scientific subjects; presenter of the television series Cosmos (1980)
2.
Françoise (frã̃swɑːz), original name Françoise Quoirez. 1935–2004, French writer, best-known for the novels Bonjour Tristesse (1954) and Aimez-vous Brahms? (1959)
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Sagan in Technology

jargon
/say'gn/ (From Carl Sagan's TV series "Cosmos") Billions and billions. A large quantity of anything.
"There's a sagan different ways to tweak Emacs." "The US Government spends sagans on bombs and welfare - hard to say which is more destructive."
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(1999-10-12)

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