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LAN

 (lăn)
n.
A system that links together electronic office equipment, such as computers and printers, and forms a network within an office, building, or group of buildings

[l(ocal) a(rea) n(etwork).]

LAN

abbreviation for
(Computer Science) local area network

lo′cal-ar′ea net′work


n.
1. a system for linking private telecommunications equipment, as in a building or cluster of buildings.
2. a computer network confined to a limited area, linking esp. personal computers so that programs, data, peripheral devices, and processing tasks can be shared.
Also called LAN.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.LAN - a local computer network for communication between computersLAN - a local computer network for communication between computers; especially a network connecting computers and word processors and other electronic office equipment to create a communication system between offices
busbar, bus - an electrical conductor that makes a common connection between several circuits; "the busbar in this computer can transmit data either way between any two components of the system"
computer network - (computer science) a network of computers
ethernet - a type of network technology for local area networks; coaxial cable carries radio frequency signals between computers at a rate of 10 megabits per second
WiFi, wireless fidelity, wireless local area network, WLAN - a local area network that uses high frequency radio signals to transmit and receive data over distances of a few hundred feet; uses ethernet protocol
Translations

LAN

[læn] N ABBR (Comput) =local area networkRAL f

LAN

(Comput) abbr of local area networkLAN nt
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