|1.||an interconnected group or system: a network of shops|
|2.||Also: net a system of intersecting lines, roads, veins, etc|
|3.||net another name for netting|
|4.||radio, television a group of broadcasting stations that all transmit the same programme simultaneously|
|5.||electronics a system of interconnected components or circuits|
|6.||computing a system of interconnected computer systems, terminals, and other equipment allowing information to be exchanged|
|7.||(tr) radio, television to broadcast on stations throughout the country: the Scotland--England match was networked|
|8.||computing (of computers, terminals, etc) to connect or be connected|
|9.||(intr) to form business contacts through informal social meetings|
network net·work (nět'wûrk')
A fabric or structure in which cords, threads, or wires cross at regular intervals.
A body structure resembling such a fabric or structure.
network [%PREMIUM_LINK%] (nět'wûrk') Pronunciation Key |
A system of computers and peripherals, such as printers, that are linked together. A network can consist of as few as two computers connected with cables or millions of computers that are spread over a large geographical area and are connected by telephone lines, fiberoptic cables, or radio waves. The Internet is an example of very large network. See more at LAN, WAN.