Ethernet

noun
Ether·​net | \ ˈē-thər-ˌnet How to pronounce Ethernet (audio) \

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

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The first known use of Ethernet was in 1976

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“Ethernet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ethernet. Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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Ethernet

noun

English Language Learners Definition of Ethernet

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

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