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[suhb-net] /ˈsʌbˌnɛt/
noun, Mathematics.
the abstraction, in topology, of a subsequence.
Origin of subnet
sub- + net1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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subnet in Technology

A portion of a network, which may be a physically independent network segment, which shares a network address with other portions of the network and is distinguished by a subnet number. A subnet is to a network what a network is to an internet.

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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