computer network

Definitions of computer network
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n (computer science) a network of computers

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Intelnet
a computer network similar to but separate from the internet; devoted to the dissemination of information to and for the Intelligence Community
cyberspace, internet, net
a computer network consisting of a worldwide network of computer networks that use the TCP/IP network protocols to facilitate data transmission and exchange
intranet
a restricted computer network; a private network created using World Wide Web software
LAN, local area network
a local computer network for communication between computers; especially a network connecting computers and word processors and other electronic office equipment to create a communication system between offices
WAN, wide area network
a computer network that spans a wider area than does a local area network
WWW, World Wide Web, web
computer network consisting of a collection of internet sites that offer text and graphics and sound and animation resources through the hypertext transfer protocol
ethernet
a type of network technology for local area networks; coaxial cable carries radio frequency signals between computers at a rate of 10 megabits per second
WLAN, WiFi, wireless fidelity, wireless local area network
a local area network that uses high frequency radio signals to transmit and receive data over distances of a few hundred feet; uses ethernet protocol
Type of:
electronic network, network
(electronics) a system of interconnected electronic components or circuits

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