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network

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈnetwɜːk/
IT a system of computers connected together so that they can share information: A domain name identifies a computer or computer network used to access the web.
a group of people or organizations in different places who work together and share information: He also has a network of contacts who give him help when he needs it. a network of agents/dealers/suppliers
TRANSPORT, COMMUNICATIONS, BANKING a large system consisting of many similar parts that are connected together: a network of sth The bank is planning to expand its network of cash machines. a television/road/rail network a telephone/distribution/communications network
a group of television or radio companies that connect together to broadcast programmes in different places at the same time, or a company that produces these programmes: He owns American television network ABC.
→  See also backbone network , fixed network , GMN , local area network , PCN , run of site , WAN
(Definition of network noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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