- a group of transmitting stations linked by wire or microwave relay so that the same program can be broadcast or telecast by all.
- a company or organization that provides programs to be broadcast over these stations: She was hired by the network as program coordinator.
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Origin of network
Examples from the Web for network
Contemporary Examples of network
Almost all of the network and cable news channels said that they would not be showing the cartoons either.Politicians Only Love Journalists When They're Dead
January 8, 2015
These are dark times for network TV, but experiments like Galavant are the silver lining.‘Galavant’: A Drunken, Horny Musical Fairy Tale
January 5, 2015
And some members of the Lizard Squad are now claiming that they were never trying to poison the network.The Attack on the Hidden Internet
December 29, 2014
This short, shown between longer shows on the network and released online, is all of that and more.Star Wars Christmas Lights, Unedited Footage of a Bear, and More Viral Videos
The Daily Beast Video
December 21, 2014
The Julia Louis-Dreyfus series is not just the funniest show on the network, it's the funniest show on TV.15 Enraging Golden Globe TV Snubs and Surprises: Amy Poehler, 'Mad Men' & More
December 11, 2014
Historical Examples of network
The presents which they sent to our General, were feathers, and cauls of network.Sir Francis Drake's Famous Voyage Round the World
His existence was becoming a network of great and little details.Alexander's Bridge and The Barrel Organ
Willa Cather and Alfred Noyes
A slim vane turned with the wind, a network of rods atop a high pole.The Gun
Philip K. Dick
In the network of crooked channels no white man could find his way.Almayer's Folly
What network of crime and mystery is this that is thrown around him?A War-Time Wooing
"net-like arrangement of threads, wires, etc.," 1550s, from net (n.) + work (n.). Extended sense of "any complex, interlocking system" is from 1839 (originally in reference to transport by rivers, canals, and railways). Meaning "broadcasting system of multiple transmitters" is from 1914; sense of "interconnected group of people" is from 1947.
1887, "to cover with a network," from network (n.). From 1940 as "to broadcast over a (radio) network;" 1972 in reference to computers; 1980s in reference to persons. Related: Networked; networking.