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net·work  (ntw?rk)
1. An openwork fabric or structure in which cords, threads, or wires cross at regular intervals.
2. Something resembling an openwork fabric or structure in form or concept, especially:
a. A system of lines or channels that cross or interconnect: a network of railroads.
b. A complex, interconnected group or system: an espionage network.
c. An extended group of people with similar interests or concerns who interact and remain in informal contact for mutual assistance or support.
a. A chain of radio or television broadcasting stations linked by wire or microwave relay.
b. A company that produces the programs for these stations.
a. A group or system of electric components and connecting circuitry designed to function in a specific manner.
b. Computer Science A system of computers interconnected by telephone wires or other means in order to share information. Also called net1.
v. net·worked, net·work·ing, net·works
1. To cover with or as if with an openwork fabric or structure.
2. To broadcast over a radio or television network.
3. Computer Science To connect (computers) into a network.
To interact or engage in informal communication with others for mutual assistance or support.

networker n.

network [ˈnɛtˌwɜːk]
1. an interconnected group or system a network of shops
2. Also net a system of intersecting lines, roads, veins, etc.
3. another name for net1 [1], netting
4. (Electronics & Computer Science / Telecommunications) Radio Television a group of broadcasting stations that all transmit the same programme simultaneously
5. (Electronics) Electronics a system of interconnected components or circuits
6. (Electronics & Computer Science / Computer Science) Computing a system of interconnected computer systems, terminals, and other equipment allowing information to be exchanged
1. (Communication Arts / Broadcasting) (tr) Radio Television to broadcast on stations throughout the country the Scotland-England match was networked
2. (Electronics & Computer Science / Computer Science) Computing (of computers, terminals, etc.) to connect or be connected
3. (Business / Commerce) (intr) to form business contacts through informal social meetings

network  (ntw?rk)
A system of computers and peripherals, such as printers, that are linked together. A network can consist of as few as two computers connected with cables or millions of computers that are spread over a large geographical area and are connected by telephone lines, fiberoptic cables, or radio waves. The Internet is an example of very large network. See more at LANWAN

network  /ntwrk/  n. 1 a system of connected travel routes or communication lines: a network of highways (railways, telephone lines)||a computer network 2 a large television or radio company with stations across the country: ABC, CBS, and NBC are the three major television networks.
v. [I] to meet and exchange information with people in ones business or profession, esp. in order to further ones career: She networked at a conference and learned about several new job openings.

Thesaurus: network n. 1 a web, maze, interconnection. v. to socialize, mingle (with others), make connections (with people). network

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