- noun a group of devices such as terminals and printers that are interconnected with a central computer, allowing the rapid and simple transfer of data
- A system of computers, transmission channels, and related resources which are interconnected to exchange information. A communications network may be comparatively small, in which case it can be a LAN, or relatively large, in which case it could be a WAN. A LAN may be confined, for instance to a single building, while a WAN may cover an entire country. The communications channels in a network may be temporary or permanent. Also called computer network (1), network (1), or telecommunications network.
- synonymcommunication network
- synonymcomputer network
- noun any method of communicating multiple messages between multiple people, such as the Internet