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Meaning of NETWORK

Pronunciation:  'net`wurk

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an interconnected or intersecting configuration or system of components; "there was a hole in the network where some of the strands were broken"; "he used a copper frame with copper meshing"
  2. [n]  communication system consisting of a group of broadcasting stations that all transmit the same program simultaneously
  3. [n]  an intricately connected system of things or people; "a network of spies"; "a web of intrigue"
  4. [v]  communicate with and within a group; "You have to network if you want to get a good job"

NETWORK is a 7 letter word that starts with N.


 Synonyms: communications network, mesh, meshing, meshwork, net, reticulation, web
 See Also: communicate, communication equipment, communication system, computer network, early warning system, espionage network, graticule, grid, intercommunicate, reference grid, reseau, reticle, reticule, reticulum, support system, system, system



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Net"work`\, n.
1. A fabric of threads, cords, or wires crossing each other
   at certain intervals, and knotted or secured at the
   crossings, thus leaving spaces or meshes between them.

2. Any system of lines or channels interlacing or crossing
   like the fabric of a net; as, a network of veins; a
   network of railroads.

Computing Dictionary

Hardware and software data communication systems.

The osi seven layer model attempts to provide a way of partitioning any computer network into independent modules from the lowest (physical) layer to the highest (application) layer. Many different specifications exist at each of these layers.

Networks are often also classified according to their geographical extent: local area network (LAN), metropolitan area network (MAN), wide area network (WAN) and also according to the protocols used.

See bitnet, ethernet, internet, novell, pstn, network, the.

[Tanenbaum, A., "Computer Networks; 2nd ed.", Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1989.]

 Definition: a web of social ties of various kinds.
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