wide area network

noun

Definition of wide area network

: a network of computers (such as the Internet) in a large area (such as a country or the globe) for sharing resources or exchanging data

First Known Use of wide area network

1975, in the meaning defined above

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“Wide area network.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wide%20area%20network. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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