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[ net-wurk ]


  1. any netlike combination of filaments, lines, veins, passages, or the like:

    a network of arteries; a network of sewers under the city.

  2. Radio and Television.
    1. a group of transmitting stations linked by wire or microwave relay so that the same program can be broadcast or telecast by all.
    2. a company or organization that provides programs to be broadcast over these stations:

      She was hired by the network as program coordinator.

  3. Telecommunications, Computers. a system containing any combination of computers, computer terminals, printers, audio or visual display devices, or telephones interconnected by telecommunication equipment or cables: used to transmit or receive information.
  4. an association of individuals having a common interest, formed to provide mutual assistance, helpful information, or the like:

    a network of recent college graduates.

  5. a system of interrelated buildings, offices, stations, etc., especially over a large area or throughout a country, territory, region, etc.:

    a network of supply depots.

  6. Electricity. an arrangement of conducting elements, as resistors, capacitors, or inductors, connected by conducting wire.

verb (used without object)

  1. 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)

  1. to place (as a program from a local radio or television station) in or on a network:

    The station will try to network the local cooking show.

  2. to connect to a network:

    Our freelancers are networked to the same system as our regular employees.

  3. to distribute widely:

    We charge a small fee for networking your résumé.

  4. to cover with or as if with a network:

    to network a bay with buoys.

  5. to organize into a network:

    to network the state's independent stations.

  6. to broadcast (a program) over a radio or television network.


/ ˈnɛtˌwɜːk /


  1. an interconnected group or system

    a network of shops

  2. Alsonet a system of intersecting lines, roads, veins, etc
  3. another name for net 1 netting
  4. radio television a group of broadcasting stations that all transmit the same programme simultaneously
  5. electronics a system of interconnected components or circuits
  6. computing a system of interconnected computer systems, terminals, and other equipment allowing information to be exchanged


  1. tr radio television to broadcast on stations throughout the country

    the Scotland–England match was networked

  2. computing (of computers, terminals, etc) to connect or be connected
  3. intr to form business contacts through informal social meetings


/ nĕtwûrk′ /

  1. 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.
  2. See more at LAN


  1. 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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Other Words From

  • networker noun
  • non·network adjective
  • sub·network noun
  • super·network noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of network1

First recorded in 1550–60, and in 1910–15 network fordef 2; net 1 + work

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Example Sentences

Actress Kate Hudson co-founded the company and co-CEO Adam Goldenberg believes that its network of spokespeople has been key to the company’s growth.

It can then determine when something seems awry and stop an anomalous activity before it reaches the network.

In the meantime, Tiktok users found a way around the ban using NordVPN and other virtual private networks.

They believe that they should actively monitor Instagram accounts, Twitter accounts and social networks to understand who are the people making protests and opposition within the country.

TV networks’ and streaming services’ programming pipelines have been impaired but not imperiled to the point that they are loading up on Zoom-shot shows.

From Digiday

Almost all of the network and cable news channels said that they would not be showing the cartoons either.

These are dark times for network TV, but experiments like Galavant are the silver lining.

Mary Elizabeth Williams of Salon labels the show a “crass stunt” on a “bottom-feeding vortex of sadness network.”

More than 20 million people tuned in to a broadcast network drama and saw two gay men have explicit sex.

And some members of the Lizard Squad are now claiming that they were never trying to poison the network.

In the brilliant moonlight, on the white road, the branches cast a network of black shadow.

They consist of a more or less dense network of hyph and numerous round or oval refractive spores.

Eventually, they located the tiny green plants with the spirally leaves at the center—the loudest point—of each network.

And darned if each meteor didn't strike dead center of each plant network.

And there were ninety-six pomegranates hanging down: and the pomegranates being a hundred in all, were compassed with network.





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