local area network
LAN LAN n. [Local Area Network.] A {local area network}; a network[3] connecting computers and word processors and other electronic office equipment within a small area, to create an inter-office system, typically within one building or one site of a corporation. Contrasted to {WAN}, a wide-area network.

Syn: local area network. [WordNet 1.5]


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  • Local Area Network — (LAN) communications network which connects computers that are located in close proximity (commonly used in offices, small companies, etc.) …   English contemporary dictionary

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