Meaning of NETWORK in English

n. & v.


1. an arrangement of intersecting horizontal and vertical lines, like the structure of a net.

2 a complex system of railways, roads, canals, etc.

3 a group of people who exchange information, contacts, and experience for professional or social purposes.

4 a chain of interconnected computers, machines, or operations.

5 a system of connected electrical conductors.

6 a group of broadcasting stations connected for a simultaneous broadcast of a programme.


1. tr. broadcast on a network.

2 intr. establish a network.

3 tr. link (machines, esp. computers) to operate interactively.

4 intr. be a member of a network (see sense 3 of n.).

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.