- 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.
verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
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historical usage of network
Through different eras, network developed senses to reflect the modes of human connection prevalent at the time. Network in the sense “natural features forming a chain, as islands, or a man-made system of interconnecting railroads, canals, telegraphs, or telephones” dates from the 19th century. The sense “a system to broadcast radio and television signals by many transmitters over a very wide area” dates from before World War I. The meaning “system of interconnected computers” dates from the 1960s, while the sense of a “group of individuals having a common interest” is earlier, from the 1940s.
OTHER WORDS FROM networknet·work·er, nounnon·net·work, adjectivesub·net·work, nounsu·per·net·work, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for 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|Luke O’Neil|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
These are dark times for network TV, but experiments like Galavant are the silver lining.
And some members of the Lizard Squad are now claiming that they were never trying to poison the network.
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|DAILY BEAST
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|Kevin Fallon|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He rebuilt the fortifications of Megiddo, thus securing the control of the network of roads which traversed Southern Syria.
This network of agreements existed until it was destroyed through the outbreak of the war.Albert Ballin|Bernhard Huldermann
There was then no network of railroads running over its vast territory as there is now.Tenting on the Plains|Elizabeth B. Custer
The place was a network of trenches with connecting passages, roofed over with timber, raupo, and toetoe reeds and earth.The adventures of Kimble Bent|James Cowan
Through it the launch of the Diomde threaded the network of the shipping.The Pursuit|Frank (Frank Mackenzie) Savile