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Definition of network
1an arrangement of intersecting horizontal and vertical lines. a complex system of roads, railroads, or other transportation routes:a network of railroads 2a group or system of interconnected people or things:a trade network a group of people who exchange information, contacts, and experience for professional or social purposes:a support network a group of broadcasting stations that connect for the simultaneous broadcast of a program:the introduction of a second TV network [as modifier]:network television a number of interconnected computers, machines, or operations:specialized computers that manage multiple outside connections to a network a local cellular phone network a system of connected electrical conductors.
verb [with object]
connect as or operate with a network:the stock exchanges have proven to be resourceful in networking these deals link (machines, especially computers) to operate interactively: (as adjective networked)networked workstations [no object]
(often as noun networking
) interact with other people to exchange information and develop contacts, especially to further one’s career:the skills of networking, bargaining, and negotiation