I. noun Date: 1535 1. a fabric or structure of cords or wires that cross at regular intervals and are knotted or secured at the crossings 2. a system of lines or channels resembling a network 3. a. an interconnected or interrelated chain, group, or system <
a network of hotels
b. a system of computers, peripherals, terminals, and databases connected by communications lines 4. a. a group of radio or television stations linked by wire or radio relay b. a radio or television company that produces programs for broadcast over such a network 5. a usually informally interconnected group or association of persons (as friends or professional colleagues) II. verb Date: 1887 transitive verb 1. to cover with or as if with a network <
a continent…so networked with navigable rivers and canals — Lamp
2. chiefly British to distribute for broadcast on a television network; also broadcast 3 3. to join (as computers) in a network intransitive verb to engage in networking • networker noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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