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  • proper n. Any of the Russian aircraft designed by the Antonov bureau, typically large cargo planes.
  • proper n. A transliteration of a Russian surname.


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Named after the company founder Oleg Konstantinovich Antonov, in Russian Антонов (Antónov)


  • Regarding the planes not going up, Soysaucebeast, every time that happened the plane fell a little before going up (besides, the Antonov is a beast of an airplane!), but even though they probably used that free fall to intensify the drama of the takeoff I also got the feeling it took way too much time to go up.

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  • In a certain upstairs room sat a thin-faced, long-haired individual, once an officer in the armies of the Tsar, then revolutionist and exile, a certain Avseenko, called Antonov, mathematician and chess-player; he was drawing careful plans for the seizure of the capital.

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  • Antonov, also known as Antonov Aeronautical Scientist/Technical Complex, is a state-owned firm.

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  • Besides, the abbreviation AN is common in many contexts, and even if the present article were moved to AN - (Military), as I would recommend, I would suggest that other contexts (e.g. some "Antonov" aircraft, even though they probably use lower-case "N" more often) should at least be mentioned.

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  • Mladen Antonov/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images More photos and interactive graphics Aretha Franklin, poet Nikki Giovanni and President Barack Obama were among those honoring the legacy of the nation's foremost civil rights leader.

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  • I spent five days dodging Antonov bombers which appeared every morning and evening, when the air was at its most still, to hunt Khalil.

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  • The company's proposal called for the components to be built by Antonov, a Ukrainian firm, but assembled in the United States.

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  • It had hoped to secure Russian businessman and previous Spyker shareholder Vladimir Antonov as an investor, but that hasn't received the necessary clearance.

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  • The Swedish National Debt Office said last Thursday that it saw no reason to deny Mr. Antonov the right to hold a 29.9% stake in the company by injecting up to €30 million.

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  • Mr. Antonov last year was forced to sell his 30% shareholding in Spyker as a condition of the sale of Saab Automobile to Spyker by General Motors Co.

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