Nat

  1. (acronym) .  (internet) A networking protocol: Network Address Translation, that allows multiple nodes (computers) to share a single internet (or local network) IP address.
  2. (acronym) .  (internet) A device that implements that networking protocol; a NAT firewall.
  3. Proper noun.  A diminutive of the female given names such as Natasha, Natalie, and Natalya.
  4. Proper noun.  A diminutive of the male given names Nathaniel and Nathanael.
  5. Noun.  A spirit in Burmese mythology, whose cult is followed alongside Buddhism.
  6. Adverb.  (obsolete) Not. (defdate, 14th-17th c.) .
  7. Noun.  logarithmic unit of information or entropy, based on natural logarithms.

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