local area network
- noun a network where the various terminals and equipment are all within about 500 m of one another and can be interconnected by cables.
- noun a network of computers and associated devices such as printers linked by cable in an area and able to share resources.
Information & Library Science
- noun (written as Local Area Network)a system linking computers, terminals and printers, within a restricted geographical area, which share the same stored information in the network memory.