local area network


General English

General Science

  • 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.

Media Studies

  • noun a group of computers using the same communications link-up and server.