Wide Area Network

wide-area network

noun
a computer network that spans a relatively large geographical area.
Also called WAN.
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wide area network
 
n
computing WAN a network of computers interconnected over large distances, often by optical fibres or microwave communications

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wide area network   (wīd)  Pronunciation Key 
See WAN.
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Wide Area Network definition

networking
(WAN) A network, usually constructed with serial lines, extending over distances greater than one kilometre.
Compare local area network, metropolitan area network.
(1994-11-24)
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