Meaning of NETWORK in English

I. noun Date: 1535 a fabric or structure of cords or wires that cross at regular intervals and are knotted or secured at the crossings, a system of lines or channels resembling a ~, 3. an interconnected or interrelated chain, group, or system , a system of computers, peripherals, terminals, and databases connected by communications lines, 4. a group of radio or television stations linked by wire or radio relay, a radio or television company that produces programs for broadcast over such a ~, a usually informally interconnected group or association of persons (as friends or professional colleagues), II. verb Date: 1887 transitive verb to cover with or as if with a ~ , to distribute for broadcast on a television ~, to join (as computers) in a ~, intransitive verb to engage in ~ing, ~er noun

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