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wide-area network

noun
1.
a computer network that spans a relatively large geographical area.
Also called WAN.
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wide area network

noun
1.
(computing) a network of computers interconnected over large distances, often by optical fibres or microwave communications WAN
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wide area network in Science
wide area network
  (wīd)   
See WAN.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
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wide area network in Technology
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)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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