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sans

[sanz; French sahn] /sænz; French sɑ̃/
preposition
1.
Origin
1275-1325
1275-1325; Middle English < Old French sans, earlier sens, seinz a conflation of Latin sine without, and absentiā in the absence of, ablative of absentia absence

Sans.

1.

San

[sahn] /sɑn/
noun
1.
a river in central Europe, flowing from the Carpathian Mountains in W Ukraine through SE Poland into the Vistula: battles 1914–15. About 280 miles (450 km) long.

San

[sahn] /sɑn/
noun, plural Sans (especially collectively) San for 1.
1.
a member of a nomadic, racially distinct, short-statured people of southern Africa.
2.
any of more than a dozen related Khoisan languages spoken by the San.
Also called Bushman.
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Examples from the web for sans
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British Dictionary definitions for sans

sans

/sænz/
preposition
1.
an archaic word for without
Word Origin
C13: from Old French sanz, from Latin sine without, but probably also influenced by Latin absentiā in the absence of

san

/sæn/
noun
1.
(old-fashioned, informal) short for sanatorium

San1

/sɑːn/
noun
1.
an aboriginal people of southern Africa
2.
a group of the Khoisan languages, spoken mostly by Bushmen

San2

/sɑːn/
noun
1.
a river in E central Europe, rising in W Ukraine and flowing northwest across SE Poland to the Vistula River. Length: about 450 km (280 miles)

Sans.

abbreviation
1.
Sanskrit
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Word Origin and History for sans
adv.

early 14c., from French sans, Old French sen, sens (with adverbial genitive) "without, except, apart, not counting," cognate with Provençal senes, Old Catalan senes, Old Spanish sen (Spanish sin), Old Italian sen, from Vulgar Latin *sene, from Latin sine "without," enlarged form of sed, se "without," from PIE root *sen(e)- "apart, separated" (see sunder). In reference to fonts, 1927, short for sans-serif.

san

Japanese honorific title, 1878, short form of more formal sama.

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sans in Medicine

SAN abbr.
sinoatrial node

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Related Abbreviations for sans

SANS

small angle neutron scattering

san

sanatorium

SAN

  1. San Diego International Airport/Lindbergh Field
  2. storage area network
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