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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Network  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  network 
  n  1:  an  intricately  connected  system  of  things  or  people;  "a 
  network  of  spies"  or  "a  web  of  intrigue"  [syn:  {web}] 
  2:  a  group  of  broadcasting  stations  that  all  transmit  the  same 
  program  simultaneously  [syn:  {communications  network}] 
  3:  an  interconnected  or  intersecting  configuration  or  system  of 
  components  [syn:  {net},  {mesh},  {meshwork},  {reticulation}] 
  v  :  communicate  with  and  within  a  group  "You  have  to  network  if 
  you  want  to  get  a  good  job" 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  network 
 
    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  {protocol}s  used 
 
  See  {BITNET},  {Ethernet},  {Internet},  {Novell},  {PSTN}, 
  {network,  the}. 
 
  [Tanenbaum,  A.,  "Computer  Networks;  2nd  ed.",  Prentice  Hall, 
  Englewood  Cliffs,  NJ  1989.] 
 
  (1995-03-10) 
 
 




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