local-area network


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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.
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