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network

Noun

1 an interconnected system of things or people; "he owned a network of shops"; "retirement meant dropping out of a whole network of people who had been part of my life"; "tangled in a web of cloth" [syn: web]
2 (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"
3 an open fabric of string or rope or wire woven together at regular intervals [syn: net, mesh, meshing, meshwork]
4 a system of intersecting lines or channels; "a railroad network"; "a network of canals"
5 (electronics) a system of interconnected electronic components or circuits [syn: electronic network] v : communicate with and within a group; "You have to network if you want to get a good job"

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English

Pronunciation

Etymology

net + work

Noun

  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.

Translations

fabric or structure of fibrous elements
  • Czech: síť
  • Finnish: verkko
  • Japanese: 編み目
  • Russian: сеть
interconnected group or system
  • Dutch: netwerk
  • Finnish: verkko
  • Japanese: 網, 系統
  • Russian: сеть
directory of people
  • Finnish: verkosto
  • Japanese: 人脈
  • Russian: связи
multiple computers and other devices connected together
  • Czech: síť
  • Dutch: meerdere computers en andere apparaten die met elkaar zijn verbonden
  • Finnish: verkko
  • Japanese: ネットワーク
  • Russian: сеть

Verb

  1. To interact socially for the purpose of getting connections or personal advancement
    Many people find it worthwhile to network for jobs and information.
  2. To connect two or more computers or other computerized devices
    If we network his machine to the server, he will be able to see all the files.
  3. To interconnect a group or system

Translations

interact socially
  • Finnish: verkottua, verkostoitua
  • French: établir un réseau de contacts
  • German: sich vernetzen
to connect two or more computers or other computerized devices
  • Finnish: verkottaa
  • German: vernetzen
  • Japanese: ネットに接続する
to interconnect a group or system
  • Finnish: verkottaa
  • German: vernetzen
  • Japanese: 系統を組む
  • ttbc French: mettre en réseau (1), construire un réseau, diffuser sur l'ensemble du réseau, relier (par le réseau) (1), parcourir

Extensive Definition

In general, the term network can refer to any interconnected group or system. More specifically, a network is any method of sharing information between two systems (human or mechanical). It can also mean (see wordnet.princeton.edu/perl/webwn):
  • An interconnected system of things or people; "he owned a network of shops"; "retirement meant dropping out of a whole network of people who had ...
  • (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"
  • (from net) An open fabric of string or rope or wire woven together at regular intervals
  • A system of intersecting lines or channels; "a railroad network"; "a network of canals"
  • Communication with and within a group; "You have to network if you want to get a good job"
  • (electronics) A system of interconnected electronic components or circuits
Network may refer to:

Technology

Science, mathematics, and engineering

Other

  • Network (film), a 1976 Oscar winning and critically acclaimed Hollywood movie starring Peter Finch
  • Transport network, facilities on which people and goods move
  • Spatial network, urban networks or networks of rooms within buildings
  • Network effect, a characteristic that causes a good or service to have a value to a potential customer dependent on the number of customers already owning that good or using that service
  • NETWORK (Catholic Lobby), a national Catholic social justice lobbying group based in Washington, DC.
network in Arabic: شبكة
network in Danish: Netværk
network in German: Netzwerk (Begriffsklärung)
network in Spanish: Red
network in Persian: شبکه
network in French: Réseau
network in Korean: 네트워크
network in Italian: Rete
network in Latin: Rete
network in Dutch: Netwerk
network in Japanese: ネットワーク
network in Norwegian: Nettverk
network in Low German: Nettwark
network in Polish: Sieć
network in Portuguese: Rede
network in Simple English: Network
network in Slovak: Sieť
network in Finnish: Verkosto
network in Turkish: Ağ
network in Chinese: 网络

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