local area network

Definitions

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.

Commerce

  • 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

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