|1.||[ noun ] 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"
|Related terms:||system support_system espionage_network old_boy_network reticulum web|
|2.||[ noun ] (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"
|Related terms:||communication_system broadcasting|
|3.||[ noun ] (clothing) an interconnected or intersecting configuration or system of components|
|Synonyms:||net reticulation meshwork meshing mesh|
"there was a hole in the network where some of the strands were broken" "he used a copper frame with copper meshing"
|Related terms:||system reseau computer_network grid hairnet chicken_wire reseau gauze reticle save-all snood spark_arrester early_warning_system safety_net tulle wirework backbone enmesh|
|4.||[ noun ] (electronics) a system of interconnected electronic components or circuits|
|Related terms:||system computer_network information_superhighway early_warning_system electronics|
|5.||[ noun ] a system of intersecting lines or channels|
"a railroad network" "a network of canals"
|Related terms:||system reseau reticle reticulation grid|
|6.||[ verb ] communicate with and within a group|
"You have to network if you want to get a good job"
|Related terms:||communicate computer_science|