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English noun: network

1. network (group) an interconnected system of things or people

SamplesHe 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.


Broader (hypernym)scheme, system

Narrower (hyponym)espionage network, old boy network, reticulum, support system

2. network (artifact) (broadcasting) a communication system consisting of a group of broadcasting stations that all transmit the same programs

SamplesThe networks compete to broadcast important sports events.

Broader (hypernym)communication equipment, communication system

Domain categorybroadcasting

3. network (artifact) an open fabric of string or rope or wire woven together at regular intervals

Synonymsmesh, meshing, meshwork, net

Broader (hypernym)cloth, fabric, material, textile

Narrower (hyponym)chicken wire, gauze, grillwork, hairnet, netting, reseau, safety net, save-all, snood, spark arrester, sparker, tulle, veiling, wirework

Part holonymbackbone

4. network (artifact) a system of intersecting lines or channels

SamplesA railroad network.
A network of canals.

Broader (hypernym)system

Narrower (hyponym)graticule, reseau, reticle, reticulation, reticule

5. network (artifact) (electronics) a system of interconnected electronic components or circuits

Synonymselectronic network

Broader (hypernym)system

Narrower (hyponym)computer network, early warning system, information superhighway, superhighway

Domain categoryelectronics

English verb: network

1. network (communication) communicate with and within a group

SamplesYou have to network if you want to get a good job.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)communicate, intercommunicate

Domain categorycomputer science, computing

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