network


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

network \net"work`\, 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.
   [PJC]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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

   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.
      [PJC]

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

   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.
      [PJC]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

network \net"work`\, v. t.
   To connect together into a network; as, to network computers;
   to network the printer with computers.
   [PJC]
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