wide-area network


noun

a computer network that spans a relatively large geographical area.

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Also called WAN [wan] /wæn/ .

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British Dictionary definitions for wide-area network

wide area network

noun

computing a network of computers interconnected over large distances, often by optical fibres or microwave communicationsAbbreviation: WAN
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Scientific definitions for wide-area network

wide area network
[ wīd ]

See WAN.
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