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local area network

noun
1.
a system for linking private telecommunications equipment, as in a building or cluster of buildings.
2.
Computers. a system for linking personal computers and workstations with each other in order to share data, devices, programs, etc.: usually confined to one office, building, or home.
Compare network (def 3).
Also, LAN
[lan] /læn/ (Show IPA)
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British Dictionary definitions for lan

LAN

abbreviation
1.
local area network

local area network

noun
1.
(computing) the linking of a number of different devices by cable within a system LAN
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lan in Science
LAN
  (lān)   
Short for local area network. A network that links together computers and peripheral equipment within a limited area, such as a building or a group of buildings. The computers in an LAN have independent central processing units, but they are able to exchange data with each other and to share resources such as printers. See also client/server network, peer-to-peer network.

local area network
  (lō'kəl)   
See LAN.
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lan in Culture

LAN definition


Acronym for local area network. This is a type of limited computer network that often exists within a company or organization, usually within a small geographical area.

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lan in Technology
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Related Abbreviations for lan

LAN

  1. Capital City Airport (Lansing, MI)
  2. local area network
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