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 Dictionary entry overview: What does computer network mean? 

  The noun COMPUTER NETWORK has 1 sense:

1. (computer science) a network of computers

  Familiarity information: COMPUTER NETWORK used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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(computer science) a network of computers

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("computer network" is a kind of...):

electronic network; network ((electronics) a system of interconnected electronic components or circuits)

Meronyms (parts of "computer network"):

client; guest; node ((computer science) any computer that is hooked up to a computer network)

host; server ((computer science) a computer that provides client stations with access to files and printers as shared resources to a computer network)

Domain category:

computer science; computing (the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "computer network"):

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)

web; World Wide Web; WWW (computer network consisting of a collection of internet sites that offer text and graphics and sound and animation resources through the hypertext transfer protocol)

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