Ethernet

noun Ether·net \ ˈē-thər-ˌnet \

Definition of Ethernet

:a computer network architecture consisting of various specified local-area network protocols, devices, and connection methods

Origin and Etymology of ethernet

from Ethernet, a trademark

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ETHERNET Defined for English Language Learners

Ethernet

noun

Definition of Ethernet for English Language Learners

  • : a system of wires and devices for connecting computers so that they can work together



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