- 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 networked
Insulated from ruin, networked into success, failing upward and retiring in splendor are commonplace.
Israel and Palestine—it cannot be stressed enough—exist in a globalized, networked, densely populated, urbanized land.Israelis and Palestinians: Getting Down To Business|Bernard Avishai|June 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Google Apps helped retrain us to work in a networked fashion.
Such projections of oneself into something else represent one of the most intriguing forms of interaction in the networked world.
Taking place in the public domain of networked resources, this education will benefit from a sense of creative competition.
Digital photography can be networked and endowed with dynamic qualities.
The place, filled with shiny, mysterious apparatus and networked above with wires, was as neat as a pin.The Girl Aviators and the Phantom Airship|Margaret Burnham
Interactions in the networked world exemplify this rephrasing even better.