Definition of Network

1. Noun. An interconnected system of things or people. "Tangled in a web of cloth"

Exact synonyms: Web
Specialized synonyms: Reticulum, Espionage Network, Old Boy Network, Support System
Generic synonyms: Scheme, System
Derivative terms: Web

2. Verb. Communicate with and within a group. "You have to network if you want to get a good job"
Category relationships: Computer Science, Computing
Generic synonyms: Communicate, Intercommunicate

3. Noun. (broadcasting) a communication system consisting of a group of broadcasting stations that all transmit the same programs. "The networks compete to broadcast important sports events"
Generic synonyms: Communication Equipment, Communication System
Category relationships: Broadcasting

4. Noun. An open fabric of string or rope or wire woven together at regular intervals.
Exact synonyms: Mesh, Meshing, Meshwork, Net
Terms within: Backbone
Specialized synonyms: Chicken Wire, Gauze, Netting, Veiling, Hairnet, Reseau, Safety Net, Save-all, Snood, Spark Arrester, Sparker, Tulle, Grillwork, Wirework
Generic synonyms: Cloth, Fabric, Material, Textile
Derivative terms: Mesh, Net

5. Noun. A system of intersecting lines or channels. "A network of canals"
Specialized synonyms: Reseau, Graticule, Reticle, Reticule, Reticulation
Generic synonyms: System

6. Noun. (electronics) a system of interconnected electronic components or circuits.
Exact synonyms: Electronic Network
Specialized synonyms: Computer Network, Early Warning System, Information Superhighway, Superhighway
Generic synonyms: System
Category relationships: Electronics

Definition of Network

1. n. 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.

Definition of Network

1. Noun. A fabric or structure of fibrous elements attached to each other at regular intervals. ¹

2. Noun. Any interconnected group or system ¹

3. Noun. A directory of people maintained for their advancement ¹

4. Noun. Multiple computers and other devices connected together to share information ¹

5. Verb. (intransitive) To interact socially for the purpose of getting connections or personal advancement. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) To connect two or more computers or other computerized devices. ¹

7. Verb. (transitive) To interconnect a group or system. ¹

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Definition of Network

1. to cover with or as if with crossing lines [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Network

1. 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. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Network

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nettling hairs
network (current term)
network architecture
network army
network card
network effect
network effects
network externalities
network externality
network interface card
network interface cards
network neutrality
network programming
network subsystem
network subsystems

Literary usage of Network

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1. Energy Policies of Iea Countries by International Energy Agency (2002)
"According to the Energy Industry Act, the rules for network access must be ... Germany's choice to adopt negotiated TPA for network access is a rare choice ..."

2. Strategic Education Research Partnership by Suzanne Donovan, Alexandra K. Wigdor, Catherine E. Snow (2003)
"We propose a third network to house research and development on issues that ... This network would embrace research on issues like accountability testing, ..."

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