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

First Known Use of Ethernet

1976, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Ethernet

from Ethernet, a trademark

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about Ethernet

Dictionary Entries near Ethernet

Etheria

etherin

etherize

Ethernet

etherophone

ethic

ethical

Statistics for Ethernet

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for Ethernet

The first known use of Ethernet was in 1976

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for Ethernet

Ethernet

noun

English Language Learners Definition of Ethernet

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

Comments on Ethernet

What made you want to look up Ethernet? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a generally accepted meaning of a word

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Great Scrabble Words—A Quiz

  • scrabble-tiles-that-read-scrabble-quiz
  • Which of the following Q-without-U words means the number five in cards or dice?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!