|Sagan (French saɡã̃)|
|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)|
|a screen or mat covered with a dark material for shielding a camera lens from excess light or glare.|
|a calculus or concretion found in the stomach or intestines of certain animals, esp. ruminants, formerly reputed to be an effective remedy for poison.|
sagan/say'gn/ n. [from Carl Sagan's TV series "Cosmos"; think "billions of billions"] A large quantity of anything. "There's a sagan different ways to tweak EMACS." "The U.S. Government spends sagans on bombs and welfare -- hard to say which is more destructive."