local area network

noun
|Updated on: 26 May 2018

Definition of local area network

: a network of personal computers in a small area (such as an office) for sharing resources (such as a printer) or exchanging data called also LAN

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First Known Use of local area network

1969

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LOCAL AREA NETWORK Defined for English Language Learners

local area network

Definition of local area network for English Language Learners

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


LOCAL AREA NETWORK Defined for Kids

local area network

noun

Definition of local area network for Students

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

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