Rand


Rand

Rand may refer to a number of places, people, organizations, and acronyms:

Places

* Rand, New South Wales, a small town in Australia
* Rand, Lincolnshire, a small village in Lincolnshire, England
* Rand, Colorado, a small unincorporated community in Jackson County, Colorado, U.S.
* Rand Mining District, an area in Kern County, California, containing, "inter alia", the town of Randsburg, California
* The "Witwatersrand", a ridge that runs through Gauteng, South Africa, which includes the East Rand and West Rand

People

* Ayn Rand, American writer and philosopher
* Austin L. Rand, Canadian zoologist
* Ivan Rand, Supreme Court of Canada justice who introduced the Rand formula
* James Rand, Jr., American industrialist and president of Remington Rand
* Mary Rand, British athlete and Olympic champion
* Paul Rand, American graphic designer
* Rose Rand, Logician and Philosopher, member of the Vienna Circle
* Sally Rand, actor and dancer
* Shuli Rand and Michal Batsheva Rand, husband and wife, Israeli actors
* William H. Rand, founder of Rand McNally

Fictional characters

* Rand al'Thor, the main character in Robert Jordan's "The Wheel of Time" fantasy fiction series
* Rand (Robotech), a character from the fictional Third Robotech War
* Atton Rand, a character from "Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II"
* Janice Rand, a character in the "Star Trek" universe
* Iron Fist (comics) (Daniel Rand), a Marvel Comics character

Companies and organizations

* The RAND Corporation, an American think tank
* The Ayn Rand Institute, an American think tank
* Remington Rand, an American computer firm and general manufacturer
* Sperry Rand, an American equipment and electronics company
* Ingersoll-Rand, a diversified American industrial firm
* Rand McNally, an American map publisher and printer

Abbreviation or acronym

* In computer science, any of a number of pseudorandom number generator functions
* Reasonable and Non Discriminatory Licensing, a type of licensing used during a standardisation process

Other uses

* South African rand, the national currency of South Africa (abbreviation: R, ISO-4217-Code: ZAR), the Rand is also widely accepted as currency in Namibia
* Rand index, a technique for measuring the similarity between two data clusters
* Rand formula, a formula in Canadian labor law

ee also

* Krugerrand, a South African gold coin
* Randlord, a term used to denote the entrepreneurs who controlled the diamond and gold mining industries in South Africa in its pioneer phase


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