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Ain

(ăN), department (1990 pop. 477,400), E central France, in BurgundyBurgundy
, Fr. Bourgogne , historic region, E France. The name once applied to a large area embracing several kingdoms, a free county (see Franche-Comté), and a duchy.
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, bordering on Switzerland. Bourg-en-BresseBourg-en-Bresse
or Bourg
, town (1990 pop. 42,955), capital of Ain dept., in Burgundy, E central France. A major transportation hub, farm market, and tourist center, it is the chief city of Bresse.
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 is the capital.

Ain

(ā`ĭn), in the Bible. 1 Town, N ancient Palestine. 2 See En-rimmonEn-rimmon
, in the Bible, place, reoccupied after the Exile. The same is meant by "Ain and Rimmon" and "Ain, Remmon" in the Book of Joshua; by "Ain, Rimmon" in First Chronicles; and by "Rimmon" in Zechariah. It was near the border of Simeon.
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Ain

 

a department in eastern France, bounded by the Rhône and Saône rivers. Area, 5,800 sq km. Population, 377,000 (1975). The capital of Ain is Bourg.

As of 1968, industry employed 29 percent of the economically active population in the department, and agriculture employed 24 percent. Industry includes food processing and the production of plastics (Oyonnax and Nantua), silk fabrics (Neuville-sur-Saône, Ambérieu-en-Bugey, and Tenay), precision instruments and optics (Oyonnax and Divonneles-Bains), leather, and paper. Hydroelectric power plants are situated on the Rhône and Ain rivers. Agriculture includes the cultivation of grains and sugar beets and the breeding of swine and poultry; livestock are raised on pastureland in the Jura Mountains. Cheese is manufactured in the department.

Ain

1. a department in E central France, in Rhône-Alpes region. Capital: Bourg. Pop.: 539 006 (2003 est.). Area: 5785 sq. km (2256 sq. miles)
2. a river in E France, rising in the Jura Mountains and flowing south to the Rhône. Length: 190 km (118 miles)

AIN

(Advanced Intelligent Network) The Telcordia/Bellcore version of the "intelligent network," which is the public switched telephone system (PSTN). The AIN provides enhanced voice, video and data services and dynamic routing capabilities by using two different networks. The actual voice call is transmitted over a circuit-switched network, but the signaling is done on a separate packet-switched network known as SS7. See IN and SS7.
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