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noun     net pronunciation in British English
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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] material made of string or rope woven into a loose pattern with spaces in it, or a piece of this
    1. a.
      [countable] in tennis, the thing that players hit the ball over
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    2. b.
      [countable] in football, the large box made of net that is the goal
    3. c.
      [countable] in basketball, the loose net hanging from the circular basket that you put the ball through
    4. d.
      [countable] a bag made of net fixed to a long stick, used for catching butterflies, fish, or other things
  2. 2
    [countable] a system in which a set of computers are able to communicate with each other


a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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