Tan may refer to:

  • Tanbark, or tan, bark of certain species of tree
  • Tan (color), pale shade of brown
  • Tangent function, or tan, one of the main trigonometric functions
  • Tanning, the process of making leather from hides
  • Sun tanning, the darkening of skin in response to ultraviolet light
  • Sunless tanning, the darkening of skin without ultraviolet light
  • Tan (goat pattern), goat color pattern
  • Tanfana, or Tan, ancient European goddess
  • Tan (surname) (譚), a Chinese surname
  • Chen (surname) (陳), a Chinese surname, pronounced "Tan" in Min Nan languages
  • Lao Zi, posthumous name "Tan" or "Dān" (聃), philosopher of ancient China
  • TAN Books & Publishers, a Catholic publishing company
  • OS-tan, an Internet phenomenon on Futaba Channel
  • Tan (album), a live album by the Polish rock band Kult
  • Tahn, a yoghurt-based drink from the Middle East
  • Tan (state), ancient Chinese kingdom situated in eastern Shandong Province
  • Leborgne, nickname Tan, a patient of Paul Broca, on whose autopsy he identified Broca's area

"TAN" or "tan" may also be a three-letter abbreviation for:

  • Tanzania (IOC and FIFA trigram; the ISO 3166 trigram is TZA)
  • Thrust Augmented Nozzle -- an advanced rocket nozzle design.
  • Total Acid Number, the measure of a lubricant's or crude oil's acidity
  • Transaction authentication number in electronic banking
  • Tree augmented naive Bayes, a probabilistic classifier based on applying Bayes' theorem
  • Taunton Municipal Airport, IATA airport code TAN, airport in Taunton, Massachusetts
  • Tax Deduction Account Number, issued by Indian Income Tax Department for deduction of tax at source.
  • Thunderbirds Are Now!, a Detroit-based neo-post-punk band
  • Tenth Avenue North, a Contemporary Christian band
  • The Anime Network, an all-anime channel
  • This Aint News, a social news website with a firm stance on preserving Freedom of speech
  • Tiny area network, a local area network with 2–3 nodes connection, usually implemented for shared files, folders and printers in a home or small office environment
  • Total amoniacal Nitrogen, Nitrogen content in form of ammonium

Other articles related to "tan":

Billy Tan
... Billy Tan Mung Khoy, commonly known as Billy Tan, is a Malaysian comic book artist. ...
Lee Kong Chian - Early Life
... In 1915, he joined the China Guohua Company, owned by Tan Kah Kee, and became Tan's protégé ... He was promoted to manager of the Tan Kah Kee Rubber Company in 1917, and three years later, he married Tan's daughter, Tan Ai Leh ...
Hiong Liong Tan
... Hiong Liong Tan (born 20 August 1938) is an Indonesian–Dutch chess master ... Tan also took the Dutch Chess Championship at The Hague in 1961 ...
Huashu - Authors - Tan Qiao
... The Huashu was originally written by the Daoist Tan Qiao (simplified Chinese 谭峭 traditional Chinese 譚峭 pinyin Tán Qiào Wade–Giles T'an Ch'iao ca ... Shen Fen 沈汾, has the earliest account of Tan Qiao ... His father Tan Zhu 譚洙, who was a director of the Guozijian "Imperial Academy" during the Tang Dynasty (618-907 CE), educated him in the Confucian classics and histories to prepare him ...