Meaning of NETWORK in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ netwɜ:(r)k ]

( networks, networking, networked)

Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.


A network of lines, roads, veins, or other long thin things is a large number of them which cross each other or meet at many points.

...Strasbourg, with its rambling network of medieval streets...

The uterus is supplied with a rich network of blood vessels and nerves.

N-COUNT : usu N of n


A network of people or institutions is a large number of them that have a connection with each other and work together as a system.

Distribution of the food is going ahead using a network of local church people and other volunteers...

He is keen to point out the benefits which the family network can provide.

N-COUNT : usu supp N , N of n

see also old-boy network


A particular network is a system of things which are connected and which operate together. For example, a computer network consists of a number of computers that are part of the same system.

...a computer network with 154 terminals...

Huge sections of the rail network are out of action.

N-COUNT : oft n N

see also neural network


A radio or television network is a company or group of companies that broadcasts radio or television programmes throughout an area.

An American network says it has obtained the recordings.

N-COUNT : usu supp N


When a television or radio programme is networked , it is broadcast at the same time by several different television companies.

Lumsdon would like to see his programme sold and networked...

He had once had his own networked chat show.

VERB : usu passive , be V-ed , V-ed


If you network , you try to meet new people who might be useful to you in your job. ( BUSINESS )

In business, it is important to network with as many people as possible on a face to face basis.

VERB : V with n , also V

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