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English Dictionary: Network by the DICT Development Group
3 results for Network
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. an interconnected system of things or people; "he owned a network of shops"; "retirement meant dropping out of a whole network of people who had been part of my life"; "tangled in a web of cloth"
    Synonym(s): network, web
  2. (broadcasting) a communication system consisting of a group of broadcasting stations that all transmit the same programs; "the networks compete to broadcast important sports events"
  3. an open fabric of string or rope or wire woven together at regular intervals
    Synonym(s): net, network, mesh, meshing, meshwork
  4. a system of intersecting lines or channels; "a railroad network"; "a network of canals"
  5. (electronics) a system of interconnected electronic components or circuits
    Synonym(s): network, electronic network
  1. communicate with and within a group; "You have to network if you want to get a good job"
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Network \Net"work`\, n.
      1. A fabric of threads, cords, or wires crossing each other
            at certain intervals, and knotted or secured at the
            crossings, thus leaving spaces or meshes between them.
      2. Any system of lines or channels interlacing or crossing
            like the fabric of a net; as, a network of veins; a
            network of railroads.

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (15Feb98) [foldoc]:
      Hardware and software data communication systems.
      The {OSI} seven layer model attempts to provide a way of
      partitioning any computer network into independent modules
      from the lowest (physical) layer to the highest (application)
      layer.   Many different specifications exist at each of these
      Networks are often also classified according to their
      geographical extent: {local area network} (LAN), {metropolitan
      area network} (MAN), {wide area network} (WAN) and also
      according to the {protocol}s used.
      See {BITNET}, {Ethernet}, {Internet}, {Novell}, {PSTN},
      {network, the}.
      [Tanenbaum, A., "Computer Networks; 2nd ed.", Prentice Hall,
      Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1989.]
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