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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


Synonymsb


Broader (hypernym)area unit, square measure


Domain categoryatomic physics, nuclear physics, nucleonics









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