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LOCAL AREA NETWORK

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does local area network mean? 

LOCAL AREA NETWORK (noun)
  The noun LOCAL AREA NETWORK has 1 sense:

1. 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

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


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LOCAL AREA NETWORK (noun)


Sense 1local area network [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

LAN; local area network

Hypernyms ("local area network" is a kind of...):

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

Meronyms (parts of "local area network"):

bus; busbar (an electrical conductor that makes a common connection between several circuits)

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

ethernet (a type of networking technology for local area networks; coaxial cable carries radio frequency signals between computers at a rate of 10 megabits per second)

WiFi; wireless fidelity; wireless local area network; WLAN (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)


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