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networknoun [C]

uk   /ˈnet.wɜːk/ us   /ˈnet.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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networkverb

uk   /ˈnet.wɜːk/ us   /ˈnet.wɝːk/
(Definition of network from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"network" in American English

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networknoun [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

networkverb [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
(Definition of network from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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networknoun [C]

uk   /ˈnetwɜːk/ us  
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.

networkverb

uk   /ˈnetwɜːk/ us  
[T] IT to connect computers together, or to connect a piece of electronic equipment to a computer, so that they can share information: The office computers have all been networked.network sth to sth You can have your TV networked to your home computer.
[I] to meet people who might be useful to know, especially in your job: They network through friends, former co-workers, and professional organizations.network with sb Conferences offer the opportunity to network with other professionals in your field of business.
(Definition of network from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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