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local area network

noun

Simple Definition of local area network

  • computers : a network that allows the computers in a small area (such as an office) to share equipment (such as printers) and data

Full Definition of local area network

  1. :  a network of personal computers in a small area (as an office) for sharing resources (as a printer) or exchanging data

1977

First Known Use of local area network

1977


LOCAL AREA NETWORK Defined for Kids

local area network

noun

Definition of local area network

  1. :  a computer network that covers a small area (as an office building or a home)




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