local area network

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  1. a system for linking private telecommunications equipment, as in a building or cluster of buildings.
  2. Computers. a system for linking personal computers and workstations with each other in order to share data, devices, programs, etc.: usually confined to one office, building, or home.Compare network(def 3).
Also LAN [lan] /læn/.
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local area network

  1. computing the linking of a number of different devices by cable within a systemAbbreviation: LAN
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local area network

  1. See LAN.
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