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Definitions of network

  1. communication system consisting of a group of broadcasting stations that all transmit the same program simultaneously Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. an interconnected or intersecting configuration or system of components; "there was a hole in the network where some of the strands were broken"; "he used a copper frame with copper meshing" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. an intricately connected system of things or people; "a network of spies"; "a web of intrigue" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. an open fabric of string or rope or wire woven together at regular intervals Wordnet Dictionary DB
  5. (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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  6. (electronics) a system of interconnected electronic components or circuits Wordnet Dictionary DB
  7. a system of intersecting lines or channels; "a railroad network"; "a network of canals" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  8. 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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  9. A fabric of threads, cords, or wires crossing each other at certain intervals, and knotted or secured at the crossings, thus leaving spaces or meshes between them. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Any system of lines or channels interlacing or crossing like the fabric of a net; as, a network of veins; a network of railroads. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. A piece of work or a fabric formed like a net. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. A fabric of openwork; a system of crosslines. netting. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

Usage examples for network

  1. No sooner had she climbed into her little bed, protected by a network on all sides, than her eyes began to close from fatigue. – Best Russian Short Stories by Various
  2. The doctor took one of the lady's small, white hands, on which the network of veins, most delicately traced, spread its blue lines everywhere beneath the transparent skin. – After a Shadow, and Other Stories by T. S. Arthur