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net

noun
 
 
/net/
MATERIAL [U] material made of crossed threads with holes between themNets, grids and grillesGeneral words for textiles
OBJECT [C] B1 something made with a piece of net, for example for catching fish or insects, or for sports: a fishing net a tennis/basketball netNets, grids and grillesTennis and racket sports
the Net A2 short for the Internet →  See also safety net Internet terminology and abbreviations
Translations of “net”
in Korean 그물, 망사…
in Arabic شَبَكة…
in French (de/au) filet…
in Turkish ağ, file…
in Italian rete…
in Chinese (Traditional) 材料, 網, 網狀物…
in Russian сетчатый материал, сеть, сетка…
in Polish siatka, sieć…
in Spanish red, malla…
in Portuguese rede…
in German das Netz, Netz-……
in Catalan xarxa, malla…
in Japanese 網, 網(織物)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 材料, 网, 网状物…
(Definition of net noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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