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1network

noun net·work \ˈnet-ˌwərk\

: a system of lines, wires, etc., that are connected to each other

: a system of computers and other devices (such as printers) that are connected to each other

: a group of people or organizations that are closely connected and that work with each other

Full Definition of NETWORK

1
:  a fabric or structure of cords or wires that cross at regular intervals and are knotted or secured at the crossings
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:  a system of lines or channels resembling a network
3
a :  an interconnected or interrelated chain, group, or system <a network of hotels>
b :  a system of computers, peripherals, terminals, and databases connected by communications lines
4
a :  a group of radio or television stations linked by wire or radio relay
b :  a radio or television company that produces programs for broadcast over such a network
5
:  a usually informally interconnected group or association of persons (as friends or professional colleagues)
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Examples of NETWORK

  1. He hooked up his computer to the network.
  2. The show is getting good ratings for the network.

First Known Use of NETWORK

1535

Other Computer-Related Terms

adware, flash, kludge, phishing, recursive, router

2network

verb

: to connect (computers) in a way that allows information and equipment to be shared

: to talk with people whose jobs are similar to yours especially for business opportunities or advice

Full Definition of NETWORK

transitive verb
1
:  to cover with or as if with a network <a continent … so networked with navigable rivers and canals — Lamp>
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chiefly British :  to distribute for broadcast on a television network; also :  broadcast 3
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:  to join (as computers) in a network
intransitive verb
:  to engage in networking
net·work·er \-ˌwər-kər\ noun

Examples of NETWORK

  1. The computers are networked to one main server.
  2. She spent the day networking with other executives.

First Known Use of NETWORK

1887
NETWORKER Defined for Kids

network

noun net·work \ˈnet-ˌwərk\

Definition of NETWORK for Kids

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:  an arrangement of things forming a pattern with spaces between <a network of roads>
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:  a system of computers connected by communications lines
3
:  a group of connected radio or television stations
Medical Dictionary

network

noun net·work \ˈnet-ˌwərk\

Medical Definition of NETWORK

1
:  a fabric or structure of cords or wires that cross at regular intervals and are knotted or secured at the crossings
2
:  a system of lines or channels resembling a network <a network of veins>

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