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network

noun [C] uk   /ˈnet.wɜːk/  us   /-wɝːk/
B2 a large system consisting of many similar parts that are connected together to allow movement or communication between or along the parts, or between the parts and a control centre: a television network a road/rail network Massive investment is needed to modernize the country's phone network. We could reduce our costs by developing a more efficient distribution network. a network of spies/a spy network a number of computers that are connected together so that they can share information: We've just spent £1.9 million on improving our computer network.
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verb uk   /ˈnet.wɜːk/  us   /-wɝːk/

network verb (COMPUTERS)

[T] to connect computers together so that they can share information: Our computer system consists of about 20 personal computers networked to a powerful file-server.

network verb (MEET PEOPLE)

[I] to meet people who might be useful to know, especially in your job: I don't really enjoy these conferences, but they're a good opportunity to network.
networking
noun [U]
Students find networking essential to getting the right job.
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