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noun [C] uk   /wæn/ specialized us  
abbreviation for Wide Area Network: a computer network that connects separate machines over a wide area, for example in different countries, using telecommunication systems
Computer concepts
(Definition of WAN noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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