HyperDic: network

English > 6 senses of the word network:
NOUNgroupnetwork, weban interconnected / interconnected system of things or people
artifactnetwork(broadcasting) a communication system consisting of a group of broadcasting stations that all transmit the same programs
artifactnetwork, net, mesh, meshing, meshworkan open fabric of string or rope or wire woven together at regular intervals
artifactnetworka system of intersecting lines or channels
artifactnetwork, electronic network(electronics) a system of interconnected electronic components or circuits
VERBcommunicationnetworkcommunicate with and within a group
network > pronunciation
Soundsneh'twer.k
Rhymesartwork ... work: 53 rhymes with erk...
English > network: 6 senses > noun 1, group
MeaningAn interconnected / interconnected system of things or people.
Examples
  • "he owned a network of shops"
  • "retirement meant dropping out of a whole network of people who had been part of my life"
Synonymweb
Narrowerespionage networkA network of spies
old boy networkAn exclusive informal / informal network linking members of a social class or profession or organization in order to provide connections and information and favors / favors (especially in business or politics)
reticulumAny fine network (especially one in the body composed of cells or blood vessels)
support systemA network of facilities and people who interact and remain in informal communication for mutual assistance
Broadersystem, schemeA group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole
Spanishred
Catalanxarxa
Verbsnetworkcommunicate with and within a group
English > network: 6 senses > noun 2, artifact
Meaning(broadcasting) a communication system consisting of a group of broadcasting stations that all transmit the same programs.
Example"the networks compete to broadcast important sports events"
Categorybroadcastingtaking part in a radio or tv program
Broadercommunication system, communication equipmentfacility consisting of the physical plants and equipment for disseminating information
Spanishcadena, red de comunicaciones
Catalanxarxa de comunicacions
English > network: 6 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningAn open fabric of string or rope or wire woven together at regular intervals.
Synonymsnet, mesh, meshing, meshwork
PartsbackboneThe part of a network / network that connects other networks / networks together
Narrowerchicken wireA galvanized wire network with a hexagonal mesh
gauze, netting, veilingA net of transparent fabric with a loose open weave
hairnetA small net that some women wear over their hair to keep it in place
reseauA net or mesh foundation for lace
safety netA large strong net to catch circus acrobats who fall or jump from a trapeze
save-allA net hung between ship and pier while loading a ship
snoodAn ornamental net in the shape of a bag that confines a woman's hair
spark arrester, sparkerA wire net to stop sparks from an open fireplace or smokestack
tulleA fine / fine (often starched) net used for veils or tutus or gowns
wirework, grillworkmesh netting made of wires
Broaderfabric, cloth, material, textileartifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting / crocheting natural or synthetic fibers
Spanishmalla, red
Catalanmalla, xarxa
English > network: 6 senses > noun 4, artifact
MeaningA system of intersecting lines or channels.
Examples
  • "a railroad network"
  • "a network of canals"
NarrowerreseauA network of fine lines used by astronomers as a reference for measurements on star photographs
reticle, reticule, graticuleA network of fine lines, dots, cross hairs, or wires in the focal plane of the eyepiece of an optical instrument
reticulationAn arrangement resembling a net or network
Broadersysteminstrumentality that combines interrelated interacting artifacts designed to work as a coherent entity
English > network: 6 senses > noun 5, artifact
Meaning(electronics) a system of interconnected electronic components or circuits.
Synonymelectronic network
CategoryelectronicsThe branch of physics that deals with the emission and effects of electrons and with the use of electronic devices
Narrowercomputer network(computer science) a network of computers
early warning systemA network of radar installations designed to detect enemy / enemy missiles or aircraft while there is still time to intercept them
superhighway, information superhighwayAn extensive electronic network (such as the internet) used for the rapid transfer of sound and video and graphics in digital form
Broadersysteminstrumentality that combines interrelated interacting artifacts designed to work as a coherent entity
Spanishred
Catalanxarxa
Adjectivesbroadbandof or relating to or being a communications network in which the bandwidth can be divided and shared by multiple simultaneous signals (as for voice or data or video)
English > network: 6 senses > verb 1, communication
MeaningCommunicate with and within a group.
PatternSomebody ----s
Example"You have to network if you want to get a good job"
Categorycomputer science, computingThe branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
Broadercommunicate, intercommunicatetransmit thoughts or feelings
Catalaninterconnectar
Nounsnetworkan interconnected / interconnected system of things or people

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