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Network appears in the following palindrome (phrase that reads the same backward as forward):

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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun network:


The word network and its family (networked, networking, networks) are included in the Academic Word List by Dr. Averil Coxhead, which contains the 570 most frequent word families used in academic texts from a variety of subject areas, of interest for students that learn the words most needed to study at tertiary institutions.

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Definition of the noun network

What does network mean as a name of something?

Network is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: networks

  1. an interconnected system of things or people
    • examples: he owned a network of shops | retirement meant dropping out of a whole network of people who had been part of my life
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • synonym of network: web
    • more generic words: scheme / system = a group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole
    • more specific terms:
      • reticulum = any fine network
      • espionage network = a network of spies
      • old boy network = an exclusive informal network linking members of a social class or profession or organization in order to provide connections and information and favors
      • support system = a network of facilities and people who interact and remain in informal communication for mutual assistance
  2. (broadcasting) a communication system consisting of a group of broadcasting stations that all transmit the same programs
  3. an open fabric of string or rope or wire woven together at regular intervals
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonyms of network: mesh / meshing / meshwork / net
    • more generic words: cloth / fabric / material / textile = artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers
    • more specific terms:
      • chicken wire = a galvanized wire network with a hexagonal mesh
      • netting / veiling / gauze = a net of transparent fabric with a loose open weave
      • hairnet = a small net that some women wear over their hair to keep it in place
      • reseau = a net or mesh foundation for lace
      • safety net = a large strong net to catch circus acrobats who fall or jump from a trapeze
      • save-all = a net hung between ship and pier while loading a ship
      • snood = an ornamental net in the shape of a bag that confines a woman's hair
      • spark arrester / sparker = a wire net to stop sparks from an open fireplace or smokestack
      • tulle = a fine (often starched) net used for veils or tutus or gowns
      • grillwork / wirework = mesh netting made of wires
    • part: backbone = the part of a network that connects other networks together
  4. a system of intersecting lines or channels
    • examples: a railroad network | a network of canals
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic word: system = instrumentality that combines interrelated interacting artifacts designed to work as a coherent entity
    • more specific words:
      • reseau = a network of fine lines used by astronomers as a reference for measurements on star photographs
      • graticule / reticule / reticle = a network of fine lines, dots, cross hairs, or wires in the focal plane of the eyepiece of an optical instrument
      • reticulation = an arrangement resembling a net or network
  5. (electronics) a system of interconnected electronic components or circuits
    • domain: electronics
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of network: electronic network
    • more generic word: system = instrumentality that combines interrelated interacting artifacts designed to work as a coherent entity
    • more specific terms:

Alternative definition of the noun network


  1. A fabric or structure of fibrous elements attached to each other at regular intervals.
  2. Any interconnected group or system
  3. A directory of people maintained for their advancement
  4. Multiple computers and other devices connected together to share information

Definition of the verb network

What does network mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: networked | networking | networks

  1. communicate with and within a group
    • example: You have to network if you want to get a good job
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient, plural]Herman connected the computers | The merger associated the two companies
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient, plural] togetherHerman connected the computers together | Herman gathered the students together
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient 1] with / into / to [Patient 2]Herman added a computer to the network
      [Patient - concrete object, plural] [Verb]John and Mary are engaged | Our computers connected | Plays and ballets alternate
      [Patient - concrete object, plural] [Verb] [Adverb]Eggs mix well | The pieces interconnect easily | These computers connected well
      [Patient - concrete object, plural] [Verb] [Adverb] togetherThese computers connected well together
      [Patient - concrete object, plural] [Verb] togetherOur computers connected together
      [Patient 1 - concrete object] [Verb] [Adverb] with / into / to [Patient 2]This computer will connect well to the network
      [Patient 1 - concrete object] [Verb] with / into / to [Patient 2]My computer connected to his computer

      Verbs of Combining (with the same syntax): connect, join, link, pair, pool, unite.

    • domain: computer science / computing
    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • more generic words: communicate / intercommunicate = transmit thoughts or feelings

Alternative definition of the verb network


  1. [intransitive] To interact socially for the purpose of getting connections or personal advancement.
  2. [transitive] To connect two or more computers or other computerized devices.
  3. [transitive] To interconnect a group or system.


"Network" is a 1976 American satirical film written by Paddy Chayefsky and directed by Sidney Lumet, about a fictional television network, UBS, and its struggle with poor ratings. The film stars Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch, and Robert Duvall and features Wesley Addy, Ned Beatty, and Beatrice Straight.


"Network" a.k.a. "Network+" is a book by Drew Bird.


"Network" is a real-time, two player business simulation game developed by David Mullich for the Apple II in 1980. Two players play competitively against the computer, each taking the role of the programming chief for a major television network. Each side bids on new television shows to add to the season’s line-up, schedules them, monitors the weekly ratings, and then drops shows with poor ratings or reschedules them to recover from mistakes at the end of the thirteen week season. The side with the highest ratings is the winner.

  • mode: Single-player video game, Multiplayer video game
  • developer: David Mullich
  • genres: Economic simulation, Simulation video game
  • publisher: Edu-Ware
  • released in (35 years ago)


  1. Network is a fictional superheroine from the Marvel Comics universe. She first appeared in Civil War: Front Line. and was created by Paul Jenkins and Ramon Bachs.
  2. Network: A teleporting member of the group of Moon Knight foes known as the Hellbent.
    • also known as Hellbent


  1. "Network" is the sixteenth studio album by Canadian rock band Saga, released in the fall of 2004.
  2. "Network" is a musical album of Global Deejays.
    • also known as Network: 2005
    • released on (9 years ago)
  3. "Network" is a musical EP of Robert Fripp.
    • released in (30 years ago)
  4. "NETWORK" is a musical single of TM Network.
  5. "Network" is a musical album of Kanser.
    • released in (17 years ago)


Who is Network?

Network is a makeup artist.

  • profession: Makeup artist


  1. Network is a musical group.
    • album: "Highly Committed Media Players"
  2. NetWork is a musical group.
    • album: "Matthew 4:19"

There are other groups with in their name, like TM Network, Neural network, Cut Iowa Network, Dan Reed Network, H.U.V.A. Network, Wideband Network, Black Swan Network, Deep Chill Network, Propaganda Network, Urban Jazz Network, Early Music Network, The Network Concept, Cyber Nation Network, Damo Suzuki's Network, Global Electronic Network, Emergency Broadcast Network.


Network is a record label.


  1. Network is the name of three unrelated fictional characters in the Marvel Comics universe. One is a teleporting villain, the others are both superheroines with the power to communicate with and/or manipulate machines.
  2. Network is a Canadian variety television series which aired on CTV for one season during the 1962-63 television season. The show was co-hosted by Bill Brady and Denyse Ange. Live and taped segments were aired from either the studio or elsewhere in Canada.
    • begun in and completed in (52 years ago)
    • country: Canada
    • genre: Variety show
  3. NETWORK is a Roman Catholic social justice lobby in Washington, D.C.
  4. The network that the show first aired on.
  5. Network is a canonical version, musical recording.

Phrases with Network

Phrases starting with the word Network:

  1. network army
  2. Network Sole
  3. Network effect
  4. network topology
  5. Network Subsystem
  6. Network-Subsystem

Phrases ending with the word Network:

  1. t-network
  2. to network
  3. Mesh Network
  4. neural network
  5. Social network
  6. old boy network
  7. computer network
  8. purkinje network
  9. Semantic network
  10. Wireless network
  11. Affiliate network
  12. espionage network
  13. wide area network
  14. electronic network

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Network

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Google previewInterconnections for Computer Communications and Packet Networks (2016)

by Roberto Rojas-Cessa

Fat-Tree Network The fat-tree network is a highly scalable and cost- effective DCN architecture that aims to maximize end-to-end bisection bandwidth [4, 17]. A bisection is created by partitioning a network into two equally sized sets of ...

Google previewIntroduction to Networking Basics, Second Edition (2012)

by Patrick Ciccarelli, Christina Faulkner, Jerry FitzGerald

Peer-to-peer network A peer-to-peer network is a small network in which individual PCs are connected directly to one another without the use of separate servers. Workg roups...

A client/server network is the model that most closely matches the mainframe network model. One or more...

Google previewStructural Information and Communication Complexity (2008)

15th International Colloquium, SIROCCO 2008, Villars-sur-Ollon, Switzerland, June 17-20, 2008, Proceedings by Alexander A. Shvartsman

Introduction A wireless sensor network is a multi-hop wireless network formed by a large number of low-cost sensor...

Google previewNeural Networks (2003)

Algorithms and Applications by M. Ananda Rao, J. Srinivas

An associative network is a neural network with essentially a single functional layers or slab (which sometimes divided into multiple slabs to allow desynchronized updating) that associates one set of vectors with another set of vectors.

Google previewMICAI 2002: Advances in Artificial Intelligence (2002)

Second Mexican International Conference on Artificial Intelligence Merida, Yucatan, Mexico, April 22-26, 2002 Proceedings by Carlos Coello Coello, Alvaro de Albornoz, Luis E. Sucar, Osvaldo C. Battistutti

A Bayesian Network is a construct that is used to model a given joint probability distribution. In order to assess the quality of an inference, or to choose between competing networks modelling the same data, we need methods to estimate the ...

Google previewVisualization for Information Retrieval (2007)

by Jin Zhang

A neural network is a system composed of many simple processing elements operating in parallel whose function is...

Google previewData Mining Your Website (1999)

by Jesus Mena

Like the brain, a neural network is a massively parallel, dynamic system of highly interconnected interacting parts. It is able to construct nonlinear predictive models that learn through training and resemble biological neural units in structure ...

Google previewDictionary of Health Information Technology and Security (2007)

NETWORK: To connect computers or hubs with wireless or wired connectivity to share and manipulate common information; Cisco Systems®, Juniper Networks® , Lucent Technologies®, Cingular®, and Verizon®. NETWORKADDRESS ...

Google previewDictionary of Military Terms (2009)

by U.S. Department of Defense

computer network attack — Actions taken through the use of computer networks to disrupt, deny, degrade, or destroy information resident in ...

Google previewThe Educational Technology Telecommunications Dictionary with Acronyms (1991)

by Douglas E. Hansen

High-Speed Local Network (HSLN): A local network designed to provide high throughput between expensive, high-speed devices, such as mainframes and mass storage devices. Highsplit: A frequency division scheme that allows two- way ...

Google previewThe Computer and Information Science and Technology Abbreviations and Acronyms Dictionary (1994)

by David W. South

NAC Network Access Controller NACK Negative Acknowledgment NAE National Academy of ...

Google previewThe Froehlich/Kent Encyclopedia of Telecommunications (1995)

Volume 10 - Introduction to Computer Networking to Methods for Usability Engineering in Equipment Design by Fritz E. Froehlich, Allen Kent

SON software-defined network SMI structured management information ( ISO ) SN service node SNMP Simple Network Management Protocol SONET Synchronous Optical Network (North American standard) TMN Telecommunications ...

Google previewThe New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture (2014)

Volume 12: Music by Bill C. Malone

a 26-station nbc network. By 1952, this web had expanded to a coast-to-coast chain of 176 stations boasting a ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Alternatives (2007)

Utopianism and Organization by Martin Parker, Valerie Fournier, Patrick Reedy

N NETWORK This word has been applied to transportation, media, biology, technology, mathematics and human societies. In its essence, it suggests a non- hierarchical web of connections (or ties) between organizations and/or people and/or ...

Google previewThe Dictionary Of Managed Care (2013)

A Is For Access by Jodi Aronson

/ network management clinical programs that will be value added to the provider and the customer. noncontracted provider An individual or organization selected to provide care to a managed care organization's participant but that has no ...

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Quotes about Network

We need a data network that can easily carry voice, instead of what we have today, a voice network struggling to carry data. (Reed Hundt)
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Scrabble value of N1E1T1W4O1R1K5

The value of this 7-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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