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net·work

 (nĕt′wûrk′)
n.
1. An openwork fabric or structure in which cords, threads, or wires cross at regular intervals.
2. Something resembling an openwork fabric or structure in form or concept, especially:
a. A system of lines or channels that cross or interconnect: a network of railroads.
b. A complex, interconnected group or system: an espionage network.
c. An extended group of people with similar interests or concerns who interact and remain in informal contact for mutual assistance or support.
3.
a. A chain of radio or television broadcasting stations linked by wire or microwave relay.
b. A company that produces the programs for these stations.
4.
a. A group or system of electric components and connecting circuitry designed to function in a specific manner.
b. Computers A system of computers interconnected by telephone wires or other means in order to share information. Also called net1.
v. net·worked, net·work·ing, net·works
v.tr.
1. To cover with an openwork fabric or structure.
2. To broadcast over a radio or television network.
3.
a. To interconnect as components in a group or system.
b. Computers To connect (computers) into a network.
v.intr.
To interact or engage in informal communication with others for mutual assistance or support.

net′work′er n.

network

(ˈnɛtˌwɜːk)
n
1. an interconnected group or system: a network of shops.
2. Also: net a system of intersecting lines, roads, veins, etc
3. another name for net11, netting
4. (Telecommunications) radio television a group of broadcasting stations that all transmit the same programme simultaneously
5. (Electronics) electronics a system of interconnected components or circuits
6. (Computer Science) computing a system of interconnected computer systems, terminals, and other equipment allowing information to be exchanged
vb
7. (Broadcasting) (tr) radio television to broadcast on stations throughout the country: the Scotland–England match was networked.
8. (Computer Science) computing (of computers, terminals, etc) to connect or be connected
9. (Commerce) (intr) to form business contacts through informal social meetings

net•work

(ˈnɛtˌwɜrk)
n.
1. any combination of intersecting or interconnecting filaments, lines, passages, etc.: a network of veins; a network of caves.
2.
a. a group of transmitting stations linked by wire or microwave relay so that the same radio or television program can be broadcast by all.
b. a company or organization that provides the programs for these stations.
3. any system or group of interrelated or interconnected elements esp. over a large area: a network of supply depots.
4. a netting or net.
5. a computer or telecommunications system linked to permit exchange of information.
6. an association of individuals having a common interest and often providing mutual assistance, information, etc.
v.i.
7. to engage in networking, so as to advance esp. one's career.
v.t.
8. to place in or connect to a network.
9. to organize into a network.
10. to cover with or as if with a network.
[1550–60]
net′work`er, n.

network

  • burele, burelage - A network of fine lines or dots, as on a postage stamp, is called burele or burelage.
  • network - Traceable to the early 16th century, it indicates a web of connections that link objects, institutions, and/or people.
  • limbic system - From Latin limbus, "edge," it is the network of the brain involving areas near the edge of the cortex and controls the basic emotions and drives.
  • neural, neural network - Neural comes from Greek neuron, "nerve"; neural network can now refer to computer architecture in which processors are connected in a manner suggestive of connections between neurons.

Network

 collection or arrangement of items to resemble a net; anything reticulated or decussated—Johnson, 1755.
Examples: network of brass, 1560; of spider’s broods, 1781; of bundles, 1884; of canals; of fictions, 1856; of islands, 1839; of leaves, 1816; of lines; of pearls, 1881; of property, 1816; of railways; of ribbons, 1712; of rivers; of roads; of ropes, 1748; of trenches, 1871; of veins, 1729; of waters, 1857; of wrinkles.

network

A system of computers, sometimes with other peripherals, linked together to share information.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.network - an interconnected system of things or peoplenetwork - an interconnected system of things or people; "he owned a network of shops"; "retirement meant dropping out of a whole network of people who had been part of my life"; "tangled in a web of cloth"
reticulum - any fine network (especially one in the body composed of cells or blood vessels)
espionage network - a network of spies
old boy network - an exclusive informal network linking members of a social class or profession or organization in order to provide connections and information and favors (especially in business or politics); "professional women have developed an old boy network of their own"
support system - a network of facilities and people who interact and remain in informal communication for mutual assistance; a network that enables you to live in a certain style
system, scheme - a group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole; "a vast system of production and distribution and consumption keep the country going"
2.network - (broadcasting) a communication system consisting of a group of broadcasting stations that all transmit the same programs; "the networks compete to broadcast important sports events"
communication equipment, communication system - facility consisting of the physical plants and equipment for disseminating information
broadcasting - taking part in a radio or tv program
3.network - an open fabric of string or rope or wire woven together at regular intervalsnetwork - an open fabric of string or rope or wire woven together at regular intervals
backbone - the part of a network that connects other networks together; "the backbone is the part of a communication network that carries the heaviest traffic"
chicken wire - a galvanized wire network with a hexagonal mesh; used to build fences
cloth, fabric, textile, material - artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers; "the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent"; "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC"; "she measured off enough material for a dress"
netting, veiling, gauze - a net of transparent fabric with a loose open weave
hairnet - a small net that some women wear over their hair to keep it in place
reseau - a net or mesh foundation for lace
safety net - a large strong net to catch circus acrobats who fall or jump from a trapeze
save-all - a net hung between ship and pier while loading a ship
snood - an ornamental net in the shape of a bag that confines a woman's hair; pins or ties at the back of the head
sparker, spark arrester - a wire net to stop sparks from an open fireplace or smokestack
tulle - a fine (often starched) net used for veils or tutus or gowns
grillwork, wirework - mesh netting made of wires
4.network - a system of intersecting lines or channels; "a railroad network"; "a network of canals"
reseau - a network of fine lines used by astronomers as a reference for measurements on star photographs
graticule, reticle, reticule - a network of fine lines, dots, cross hairs, or wires in the focal plane of the eyepiece of an optical instrument
reticulation - an arrangement resembling a net or network; "the reticulation of a leaf"; "the reticulation of a photographic emulsion"
system - instrumentality that combines interrelated interacting artifacts designed to work as a coherent entity; "he bought a new stereo system"; "the system consists of a motor and a small computer"
5.network - (electronics) a system of interconnected electronic components or circuits
computer network - (computer science) a network of computers
early warning system - a network of radar installations designed to detect enemy missiles or aircraft while there is still time to intercept them
information superhighway, superhighway - an extensive electronic network (such as the internet) used for the rapid transfer of sound and video and graphics in digital form
system - instrumentality that combines interrelated interacting artifacts designed to work as a coherent entity; "he bought a new stereo system"; "the system consists of a motor and a small computer"
electronics - the branch of physics that deals with the emission and effects of electrons and with the use of electronic devices
Verb1.network - communicate with and within a group; "You have to network if you want to get a good job"
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
communicate, intercommunicate - transmit thoughts or feelings; "He communicated his anxieties to the psychiatrist"

network

noun web, system, arrangement, grid, mesh, lattice, circuitry, nexus, plexus, interconnection, net The uterus is supplied with a network of blood vessels and nerves.
1. maze, warren, labyrinth Strasbourg, with its rambling network of medieval streets
2. system, structure, complex, organization He is keen to point out the benefits which the family network can provide.

network

noun
1. An open fabric woven of strands that are interlaced and knotted at usually regular intervals:
2. An interwoven or interrelated number of things:
Translations
شَبَكَةٌشَبَكَة إذاعِيَّه أو تلْفِزيونِيَّهشَبَكَة حاسوبشَبَكَة عَمَل
xarxa
síť
netværkcomputer-netværknet
verkostoverkostoituaverkottaaverkottuaverkko
mreža
keîjanet, kerfi
ネットワーク人脈系統を組む編み目
네트워크
omrežje
nätverk
เครือข่าย
bilgisayar ağışebekeyayın şebekesi
mạng lưới

network

[ˈnetwɜːk]
A. N (gen, Comput) → red f (Rad, TV) → red f, cadena f
the national railway networkla red nacional de ferrocarriles
a network of spiesuna red de espías
B. VT (Rad, TV) → difundir por la red de emisoras, emitir en cadena (Comput) → conectar a la red
C. VIhacer contactos (en el mundo de los negocios)

network

[ˈnɛtwɜːrk]
n
[lines, roads, veins] → réseau m
the rail network → le réseau ferroviaire
[people, institutions] → réseau m
their widespread network of offices → leur réseau élargi de bureaux
(TV, RADIO)réseau m
(also computer network) → réseau m, réseau m informatique
vt
diffuser sur l'ensemble du réseau
to be networked [programme] → être diffusé(e) sur l'ensemble du réseau
[+ computers] → mettre en réseau
vi [person] (= make useful contacts) → créer des réseaux, réseauter
In business, it is important to network whenever possible → En matière commerciale, il est important de créer des réseaux à chaque fois que c'est possible., En matière commerciale, il est important de réseauter à chaque fois que c'est possible.network card network interface card n (COMPUTING)carte f réseau

network

n
(lit, fig)Netz nt
(Rad, TV) → Sendenetz nt; (Elec, Comput) → Netzwerk nt; network card/driver/server (Comput) → Netzwerkkarte f/-treiber m/-server m
vt (inf) programmeim ganzen Netzbereich ausstrahlen
vi (= make contacts)Kontakte knüpfen

network

[ˈnɛtˌwɜːk]
1. n (Elec, TV) (fig) → rete f
network of roads → rete stradale
spy network → rete spionistica or di spie
2. vt (TV) → trasmettere su rete nazionale

net1

(net) noun
(any of various devices for catching creatures, eg fish, or for any of a number of other purposes, consisting of) a loose open material made of knotted string, thread, wire etc. a fishing-net; a hair-net; a tennis-net; (also adjective) a net curtain.
verbpast tense, past participle ˈnetted
to catch in a net. They netted several tons of fish.
ˈnetting noun
material made in the form of a net. wire netting.
ˈnetball noun
a team-game in which a ball is thrown into a net hanging high up on a pole.
ˈnetwork noun
1. anything in the form of a net, ie with many lines crossing each other. A network of roads covered the countryside.
2. a widespread organization. a radio network; television networks.
3. a system of computers that can exchange messages and information. The Internet is a global computer network

network

شَبَكَةٌ síť netværk Netzwerk δίκτυο red verkosto réseau mreža rete ネットワーク 네트워크 netwerk nettverk sieć rede de comunicação сеть nätverk เครือข่าย mạng lưới 网络

net·work

n. red, encadenación; arreglo de fibras en forma de malla.

network

n red f; network of hospitals..red de hospitales
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The network of dismal streets stretching over the surrounding neighborhood contains a population for the most part of the poorer order.
They had the air of a rough tribunal; Jacques One and Two sitting on the old pallet-bed, each with his chin resting on his hand, and his eyes intent on the road-mender; Jacques Three, equally intent, on one knee behind them, with his agitated hand always gliding over the network of fine nerves about his mouth and nose; Defarge standing between them and the narrator, whom he had stationed in the light of the window, by turns looking from him to them, and from them to him.
How to compete with the Western Union, which had this superior transmitter, a host of agents, a network of wires, forty millions of capital, and a first claim upon all newspapers, hotels, railroads, and rights of way--that was the immediate problem that confronted the new General Manager.
I present it to you, not that you may kiss it, but that you may observe the contexture of the sinews, the close network of the muscles, the breadth and capacity of the veins, whence you may infer what must be the strength of the arm that has such a hand.
Instead of flooding the surface of the fields, and thus wasting immense quantities of water by evaporation, the precious liquid is carried underground through a vast network of small pipes directly to the roots of the vegetation.
A light network of marine plants, of that inexhaustible family of seaweeds of which more than two thousand kinds are known, grew on the surface of the water.
Then looking hard, I distinguished through the interlacing network the head and body of the brute I had seen drinking.
Quite a number of people who had been expecting friends from places on the South-Western network were standing about the station.
My dear Athos, we are enveloped in a network of spies.
The morning's sun rose clear and resplendent, touching the foamy waves into a network of ruby-tinted light.
It looks, and is, as evanescent as a dream; and yet, in its rustic network of boughs, it has somehow enclosed a hint of spiritual beauty, and has become a true emblem of the subtile and ethereal mind that planned it.
Some of them were more fair to see than the others; many were (to put it mildly) somewhat over-masted; all were expected to make good passages; and of all that line of ships, whose rigging made a thick, enormous network against the sky, whose brasses flashed almost as far as the eye of the policeman at the gates could reach, there was hardly one that knew of any other port amongst all the ports on the wide earth but London and Sydney, or London and Melbourne, or London and Adelaide, perhaps with Hobart Town added for those of smaller tonnage.

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