local area network


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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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In this solution, the backup server itself could be dedicated to the task of backing up data across the local area network.
Planning, Designing, and Operating Local Area Networks," (DISAM Journal, Summer 1997, Vol-19/N-4,p.
Ideally, physicians and other clinicians working in a health care organization will have access via their local area networks to high-speed (ISDN or DS-1) digital telephone connections to Internet service providers and the World Wide Web, with much faster data rates than they can obtain with modems over the plain, old telephone system (POTS).
What you should try to assess is whether the benefits of the local area network will outweigh its costs.
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