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Nov
30
2016

network

net wuhrk

noun
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.

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.

3.  any physical system of interconnected roads, lines, canals, or the like that resembles a net.
A vast network of highways crosses our country.

4.  a system of computer terminals that are connected to one or more computers.
The internet is a vast computer network.

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