Meaning of NETWORK in English


Pronunciation: ' net- ˌ w ə rk

Function: noun

Date: 1535

1 : a fabric or structure of cords or wires that cross at regular intervals and are knotted or secured at the crossings

2 : a system of lines or channels resembling a network

3 a : an interconnected or interrelated chain, group, or system <a network of hotels> b : a system of computers, peripherals, terminals, and databases connected by communications lines

4 a : a group of radio or television stations linked by wire or radio relay b : a radio or television company that produces programs for broadcast over such a network

5 : a usually informally interconnected group or association of persons (as friends or professional colleagues)

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.