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LAN

[lan] /læn/
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British Dictionary definitions for LAN

LAN

abbreviation
1.
local area network
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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.

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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
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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Related Abbreviations for LAN

LAN

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