meaning of network

1. A fabric of threads, cords, or wires crossing each other at certain intervals, and knotted or secured at the crossings, thus leaving spaces or meshes between them.
Any system of lines or channels interlacing or crossing like the fabric of a net; as, a network of veins; a network of railroads.
network Hardware and software data communication systems. The OSI seven layer model attempts to provide a way of partitioning any computer network into independent modules from the lowest physical layer to the highest application layer. Many different specifications exist at each of these layers. Networks are often also classified according to their geographical extent: local area network LAN, metropolitan area network MAN, wide area network WAN and also according to the protocols used. See BITNET, Ethernet, Internet, Novell, PSTN, network, the. [Tanenbaum, A. , "Computer Networks; 2nd ed. ", Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1989. ]
an open fabric of string or rope or wire woven together at regular intervals

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