Shannon

Shannon

[shan-uhn]
noun
1.
Claude Elwood [el-wood] , 1916–2001, U.S. applied mathematician: early developer of information theory.
2.
a river flowing SW from N Ireland to the Atlantic: the principal river of Ireland. 240 miles (386 km) long.
3.
international airport in W Ireland, near Limerick.
4.
a female given name.
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Shannon1 (ˈʃænən)
 
n
a river in the Republic of Ireland, rising in NW Co Cavan and flowing south to the Atlantic by an estuary 113 km (70 miles) long: the longest river in the Republic of Ireland. Length: 260 km (161 miles)

Shannon2 (ˈʃænən)
 
n
Claude (Elwood). 1916--2000, US mathematician, who first developed information theory

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