local area network


noun

a system for linking private telecommunications equipment, as in a building or cluster of buildings.
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).

Nearby words

  1. local,
  2. local anaesthetic,
  3. local anaphylaxis,
  4. local anesthesia,
  5. local anesthetic,
  6. local asphyxia,
  7. local authority,
  8. local color,
  9. local colour,
  10. local death

Also LAN [lan] /læn/.

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British Dictionary definitions for local area network

local area network

noun

computing the linking of a number of different devices by cable within a systemAbbreviation: LAN
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Science definitions for local area network

local area network

[ lōkəl ]

See LAN.
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