neural network

[ noor-uhl net-wurk, nyoor-uhl ]
/ ˈnʊr əl ˈnɛtˌwɜrk, ˈnyʊr əl /

noun

any group of neurons that conduct impulses in a coordinated manner, as the assemblages of brain cells that record a visual stimulus.
Also called neu·ral net .Computers. a hardware or software system in which weighted connections between data nodes are refined to produce increasingly accurate results in information processing, as in pattern recognition or problem solving, with the goal of algorithmic computing that requires minimal human intervention.See also cognitive computing, deep learning, machine learning.

Origin of neural network

First recorded in 1985–90
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British Dictionary definitions for neural network

neural network

noun

an interconnected system of neurons, as in the brain or other parts of the nervous system
Also called: neural net an analogous network of electronic components, esp one in a computer designed to mimic the operation of the human brain
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