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Meaning of network by Wiktionary Dictionary



    • ( UK ) IPA: /nɛtwɜːk/
    • ( US ) IPA: /nɛtwɝk/


    net + work


    network ( plural: networks )

    1. A fabric or structure of fibrous elements attached to each other at regular intervals .
    2. Any interconnected group or system
      A network of roads crisscrossed the country .
    3. A directory of people maintained for their advancement
      To get a job in today's economy, it is important to have a strong network .
    4. Multiple computers and other devices connected together to share information
      The copy machine is connected to the network so it can now serve as a printer .

Explanation of network by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. communicate with and within a group

    2. You have to network if you want to get a good job
    1. an open fabric of string or rope or wire woven together at regular intervals

    2. a communication system consisting of a group of broadcasting stations that all transmit the same programs

    3. the networks compete to broadcast important sports events
    4. a system of interconnected electronic components or circuits

    5. a system of intersecting lines or channels

    6. a railroad network
      a network of canals
    7. an interconnected system of things or people

    8. he owned a network of shops
      retirement meant dropping out of a whole network of people who had been part of my life

    Definition of network by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Network 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.”

      3. Hence: ( Computers ) A system of computers linked together by communications channels allowing the exchange of data between the linked computers.

      4. ( Radio, Television ) A group of transmitting stations connected by communications channels that permit the same program to be broadcast simultaneously from multiple stations over a very wide area; as, “the CBS television network”; also, the organization that controls the programming that is broadcast over such a network. Contrasted with a local station or local transmitter.

      5. ( Electricity, Electronics ) Any arrangement of electrical devices or elements connected together by conducting wires; as, “a power transmission network”.

      6. A group of buildings connected by means of transportation and communication between them, and controlled by a central organization for a common purpose; as, “a book distribution network”.

    2. network v. i. To take steps to make and cultivate the acquaintance of people who can be helpful to oneself, especially in finding new employment, advancing to a higher position in one's occupation, or exchanging information.

    3. network v. t. To connect together into a network; as, “to network computers; to network the printer with computers”.