Pronunciation: (shan'un),[key] —n. 1. Claude El•wood Pronunciation: (el'wood"),[key] 1916-2001, U.S. applied mathematician: early developer of information theory.
2. a river flowing SW from N Ireland to the Atlantic: the principal river of Ireland. 240 mi. (386 km) long.
3. international airport in W Ireland, near Limerick.
4. a female given name.