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Meaning of Shannon

Shan•non

Pronunciation: (shan'un), [key]
— n.
  1. born 1916, 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 mi. (386 km) long.
  3. international airport in W Ireland, near Limerick.
  4. a female given name.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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