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local area network

n.
See LAN.

local area network

n
(Computer Science) computing the linking of a number of different devices by cable within a system. Abbreviation: LAN

local area network

A network of linked computers on one site, such as in an office.
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Noun1.local area network - a local computer network for communication between computerslocal area network - 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
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