local area net work

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 a number of microcomputers, terminals, work stations, etc. with each other or with a mainframe computer in order to share data, printers, information, programs, disks, etc.; usually confined to one office or building. Compare network ( def 6 ).
Also, LAN.
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local area network
 
n
computing LAN the linking of a number of different devices by cable within a system

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local area network   (lō'kəl)  Pronunciation Key 
See LAN.
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