neural network

Definitions of neural network
  1. noun
    computer architecture in which processors are connected in a manner suggestive of connections between neurons; can learn by trial and error
    synonyms: neural net
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    type of:
    computer architecture
    the art of assembling logical elements into a computing device; the specification of the relation between parts of a computer system
  2. noun
    any network of neurons or nuclei that function together to perform some function in the body
    synonyms: neural net
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    RF, reticular formation
    a complex neural network in the central core of the brainstem; monitors the state of the body and functions in such processes as arousal and sleep and attention and muscle tone
    RAS, reticular activating system
    the network in the reticular formation that serves an alerting or arousal function
    type of:
    any fine network (especially one in the body composed of cells or blood vessels)
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