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English noun: barn

1. barn (artifact) an outlying farm building for storing grain or animal feed and housing farm animals

Broader (hypernym)farm building

Narrower (hyponym)byre, cow barn, cowbarn, cowhouse, cowshed, tithe barn

Part holonymhayloft, haymow, mow

2. barn (quantity) (physics) a unit of nuclear cross section; the effective circular area that one particle presents to another as a target for an encounter


Broader (hypernym)area unit, square measure

Domain categoryatomic physics, nuclear physics, nucleonics

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