network

[ net-wurk ]
/ ˈnɛtˌwɜrk /

noun

verb (used without object)

to cultivate people who can be helpful to one professionally, especially in finding employment or moving to a higher position: His business lunches were taken up with networking.

verb (used with object)


Nearby words

  1. nettled,
  2. nettlefish,
  3. nettlesome,
  4. netty,
  5. neturei karta,
  6. network analysis,
  7. network computer,
  8. network marketing,
  9. networker,
  10. networking

Origin of network

1550–60; 1910–15 for def 2; net1 + work

Related formsnet·work·er, nounnon·net·work, adjectivesub·net·work, nounsu·per·net·work, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for network

network

/ (ˈnɛtˌwɜːk) /

noun

verb

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Word Origin and History for network
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for network

network

[ nĕtwûrk′ ]

n.

A fabric or structure in which cords, threads, or wires cross at regular intervals.
A body structure resembling such a fabric or structure.

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Science definitions for network

network

[ nĕtwûrk′ ]

A system of computers and peripherals, such as printers, that are linked together. A network can consist of as few as two computers connected with cables or millions of computers that are spread over a large geographical area and are connected by telephone lines, fiberoptic cables, or radio waves. The Internet is an example of very large network. See more at LAN WAN.
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Culture definitions for network

network

A system of computers that are joined together so that they can communicate by exchanging information and sharing resources. (See Internet and lan.)

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