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network

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noun net·work \ˈnet-ˌwərk\

Definition of network

  1. 1 :  a fabric or structure of cords or wires that cross at regular intervals and are knotted or secured at the crossings … ribbons, lace and embroidery wrought together in a most curious piece of network … — Joseph Addison

  2. 2 :  a system of lines or channels resembling a network a telephone network a network of blood vessels

  3. 3a :  an interconnected or interrelated chain, group, or system a network of hotelsb :  a system of computers, peripherals, terminals (see 2terminal 2), and databases connected by communications lines

  4. 4a :  a group of radio or television stations linked by wire or radio relayb :  a radio or television company that produces programs for broadcast over such a network sold the show to a big network

  5. 5 :  a usually informally interconnected group or association of persons (such as friends or professional colleagues) a support network available to single mothers a network of bird watchers

Examples of network in a sentence

  1. He hooked up his computer to the network.

  2. The show is getting good ratings for the network.

1530

First Known Use of network

1530

Other Computer-Related Terms


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network

verb net·work

Definition of network

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to cover with or as if with a network a continent … so networked with navigable rivers and canals — Lamp

  3. 2 chiefly British :  to distribute for broadcast on a television network; also :  broadcast 3

  4. 3 :  to join (things, such as computers) in a network

  5. intransitive verb
  6. :  to engage in networking

networker

play \ˈnet-ˌwər-kər\ noun

Examples of network in a sentence

  1. The computers are networked to one main server.

  2. She spent the day networking with other executives.

Origin and Etymology of network

see 1network


First Known Use: 1845



NETWORK Defined for English Language Learners

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network

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noun net·work \ˈnet-ˌwərk\

Definition of network for English Language Learners

  • : 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


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network

verb net·work

Definition of network for English Language Learners

  • : 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


NETWORK Defined for Kids

network

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noun net·work \ˈnet-ˌwərk\

Definition of network for Students

  1. 1 :  an arrangement of things forming a pattern with spaces between a network of roads

  2. 2 :  a system of computers connected by communications lines

  3. 3 :  a group of connected radio or television stations


Medical Dictionary

network

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noun net·work \ˈnet-ˌwərk\

Medical Definition of network

  1. 1:  a fabric or structure of cords or wires that cross at regular intervals and are knotted or secured at the crossings

  2. 2:  a system of lines or channels resembling a network a network of veins



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