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network

net·work

network

 
 
pronunciation:
net wuhrk
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a system or process that involves a number of persons, groups or organizations.
Their network of spies was operating all over Europe.The university has a network of libraries.
synonyms:
organization, system
similar words:
association, coalition, league, order, syndicate
definition 2: a group of radio or television stations, usu. a group transmitting the same programs, or the company that controls such a group.
The Columbia Broadcasting System, or CBS, is one of the major U.S. television networks.
similar words:
company, conglomerate, corporation, syndicate
definition 3: any physical system of interconnected roads, lines, canals, or the like that resembles a net.
A vast network of highways crosses our country.
synonyms:
web
similar words:
complex, structure, system
definition 4: a system of computer terminals that are connected to one or more computers.
The Internet is a vast computer network.
 
similar words:
circuit, matrix, system
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: networked, networking, networks
definition: to create a network of people, groups, or other resources that can enable the achievement of individual or group aims.
One purpose of these conferences is to enable people in the same field to network.
similar words:
organize, unite
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to create a network in or for.
The technician networked the office computers.
similar words:
organize, plan
definition 2: to produce (a television show) on a network.
synonyms:
produce
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