Pronunciation Noun

nat (plural nats)

  1. A spirit in Burmese mythology, whose cult is followed alongside Buddhism.

nat (not comparable)

  1. (obsolete) Not. [14th-17th c.]
    • 1614, William Browne, The Shepheard's Pipe:
      And he a pistle rowned in her eare, / Nat what I want, for I ne came nat there.

nat (plural nats)

  1. A logarithmic unit of information or entropy, based on natural logarithms.
Proper noun
  1. (politics) Abbreviation of National Party#English|National Party.
  2. (aviation) Abbreviation of North Atlantic#English|North Atlantic track#English|Tracks.
  3. (Internet) Acronym of Network Address Translation A network function whereby one network address is rewritten (translated) to another address: Network Address Translation is frequently used to allow multiple network nodes (computers or inter-networked devices) to share a single internet (or local network) IP address. NAT may be used in "one to one", "many to one", or "one to many" types of configurations.
  4. (Internet) Acronym of Network Address Translator A device that implements that network function; a NAT firewall.

Pronunciation Proper noun
  1. A male given name, Nathaniel or Nathan.
    • 2008 Kate Atkinson, When Will There Be Good News, Doubleday, ISBN 9780385608015, page 27:
      Nathan was one of the tiniest, tottering along, holding on to the hand of a much older girl. Nat. Small like a gnat.
  2. A diminutive of female given names such as Natasha, Natalie, and Natalia.

nat (plural nats)

  1. (slang, informal, UK politics) A member or supporter of the Scottish National Party.
  2. (slang, informal, South African politics, dated) A member or supporter of the National Party of South Africa.

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