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noun [countable] British English pronunciation: network /ˈnetˌwɜː(r)k/ 
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singularnetwork
pluralnetworks
  1. 1
    computing a set of computers that are connected to each other so that each computer can send and receive information to and from the other computers

    All staff have access to a computer network.

    They have an information network linked to more than 16,000 libraries.

  2. 2
    a system of lines or similar things such as roads or wires that are connected to each other

    The motorway network links all the major cities.

    a mobile phone network

    network of:

    a network of canals

  3. 3
    a group of people, organizations, or places that are connected or that work together
    network of:

    The university is developing a network of contacts with all its graduates.

    network of:

    We have a nationwide network of financial advisors.

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