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network

noun [C]  us   /ˈnetˌwɜrk/
a group formed from parts that are connected together: a transportation network A network is also a company that provides programs to a group of television or radio stations, or this company and the group considered together: the ABC television network A network is also a group of computers that are connected and can share information. A network is also a group of people with the same interests: a network of political advisers

network

verb [I/T]  us   /ˈnetˌwɜrk/
to make an effort to meet and talk to a lot of people, esp. in order to get information that can help you
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