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Definitions of network

  1. communication system consisting of a group of broadcasting stations that all transmit the same program simultaneously
  2. an interconnected or intersecting configuration or system of components; " there was a hole in the network where some of the strands were broken"; " he used a copper frame with copper meshing"
  3. communicate with and within a group; " You have to network if you want to get a good job"
  4. an intricately connected system of things or people; " a network of spies"; " a web of intrigue"
  5. an open fabric of string or rope or wire woven together at regular intervals
  6. ( broadcasting) a communication system consisting of a group of broadcasting stations that all transmit the same programs; " the networks compete to broadcast important sports events"
  7. ( electronics) a system of interconnected electronic components or circuits
  8. a system of intersecting lines or channels; " a railroad network"; " a network of canals"
  9. an interconnected system of things or people; " he owned a network of shops"; " retirement meant dropping out of a whole network of people who had been part of my life"; " tangled in a web of cloth"
  10. 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.
  11. Any system of lines or channels interlacing or crossing like the fabric of a net; as, a network of veins; a network of railroads.
  12. A piece of work or a fabric formed like a net.
  13. A fabric of openwork; a system of crosslines. netting.

Usage examples for network

  1. No sooner had she climbed into her little bed, protected by a network on all sides, than her eyes began to close from fatigue. – Best Russian Short Stories by Various
  2. The doctor took one of the lady's small, white hands, on which the network of veins, most delicately traced, spread its blue lines everywhere beneath the transparent skin. – After a Shadow, and Other Stories by T. S. Arthur
  3. The mules and donkeys which come in from the country are generally very picturesque, with a network of crimson silk tassels over their heads, and a bright- coloured manta thrown across their sleek, glossy backs. – Spanish Life in Town and Country by L. Higgin and Eugène E. Street
  4. Save for the network of purple veins in his face, there was no colour there, none in his lips; even his flabby hands were the hue of clay. – The Fighting Chance by Robert W. Chambers
  5. Setting his teeth grimly, he went down on all fours and scrambled under the table, then resolutely tackled that swaying, sagging network of ropes that barred his progress. – The Honorable Percival by Alice Hegan Rice
  6. There were no decks or bulkheads, nothing but an intricate network of ladders connecting the various operating positions of the spaceship. – Treachery in Outer Space by Carey Rockwell and Louis Glanzman
  7. From Julianthaab immediately radiated a network of posts where our products were traded for whatever the refugees could bring in. – Greener Than You Think by Ward Moore
  8. Frequently, perhaps more often than not, the ground is covered with grass, above all with couch- grass, whose tenacious rootlets form an inextricable network below the surface. – The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles by Jean Henri Fabre
  9. Around the solitary house on the hill the wind howled, making a mournful moaning sound through the broken network of wires that hung everywhere in the streets. – The Life of Mrs. Robert Louis Stevenson by Nellie Van de Grift Sanchez
  10. Before it could find a fresh place to get out at, the whole upper part of the garden was one network of lakes and islands. – Gutta-Percha Willie by George MacDonald
  11. The woman wiped from her cheeks the few tears of old age, and pushed her grey hair smooth under the velvet network. – The White Peacock by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
  12. As usual, traders provided one of the best sources of news; they maintained an informal network of speedy messengers and accurate reports because political changes so affected their ventures. – Our Legal Heritage, 4th Ed. by S. A. Reilly
  13. And in addition to all this huge network of enterprises I had developed with Gidding, I was still pretty actively a student. – The Passionate Friends by Herbert George Wells
  14. To whom was I to explain that the Rani herself had been weaving all this network of trouble, and had got caught in it, too? – The Home and the World by Rabindranath Tagore
  15. Riding beneath the cool shade of the trees, the dim sunlight falling in network patches where it struggled through the " monkey- ropes" trailing from bough to ground, there was a sense of dim mystery seeming to grow out of the place. – Harley Greenoak's Charge by Bertram Mitford
  16. Common men could possess horse power or cattle power; they might have the gift of acquiring wealth so they could make generous gifts- be ikadntl'izi, the wealthy ones who spoke for their family groups within the loose network of the tribe. – The Defiant Agents by Andre Alice Norton
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