Definition of 'network'

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Example sentences containing 'network'

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It brings into question the role of social networks in business. Computing (2010)Network people are having to understand more about how the applications work. Computing (2010)The system scans the network for any connected desktops or laptops and installs a local client on those systems. Computing (2010)Strikes over the modernisation of the rail network are likely to spread to northern England. Times, Sunday Times (2017)These could be attached to tall structures to form a network, enabling drones to stay airborne over long distances. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The meters are connected on a network that is not on the internet and the government said that reports of loopholes were based on misunderstanding. Times, Sunday Times (2016)And because of this, the security architecture on which our defences are built must also take the form of networks. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The group of network administrators were also asked the question: "What keeps you up at night? Computing (2010)It also said it would expand its retail footprint and increase its radio access network to more than 18,000 sites from the current 16,000. Computing (2010)They also have many close friends and a large social network. Times, Sunday Times (2007)We are in the social network and advertising business. The Sun (2013)The website lets users post their profiles and interests and form online networks. The Sun (2006)She was equal with the other people in the network. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The mobile phone networks in the country were impressive. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Without it we face a crisis in capacity on our rail network. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It was not much loved by the network that broadcast it. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Massive growth in phone and computer networks has made it harder to check who calls who. The Sun (2008)Its local radio network bore the brunt of the cuts. The Sun (2014)My computer had no problem detecting the network and connecting to it. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Leading high street banks have large branch networks and a strong base of depositors. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The group spreads its message through a secretive network of small groups. Times, Sunday Times (2009)These are all key features of the advanced network business. Times, Sunday Times (2007)People in the established services may already have their networks formed. Christianity Today (2000)Passengers are baffled by the huge range of different peak times across the rail network. Times, Sunday Times (2011)They may not be very technologically capable so it is important that new home network systems are easy to use. Times, Sunday Times (2007)

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Translations for 'network'

British English: network /ˈnɛtˌwɜːk/ NOUN
A network of lines, roads, veins, or other long thin things is a large number of them which cross each other or meet at many points.
The village has a rambling network of old streets.
  • American English: network
  • Arabic: شَبَكَةٌ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: rede de comunicação
  • Chinese: 网络
  • Croatian: mreža
  • Czech: síť systém
  • Danish: netværk
  • Dutch: netwerk
  • European Spanish: red comunicaciones
  • Finnish: verkosto
  • French: réseau
  • German: Netzwerk
  • Greek: δίκτυο
  • Italian: rete
  • Japanese: ネットワーク
  • Korean: 네트워크
  • Norwegian: nettverk
  • Polish: sieć komputerowa
  • European Portuguese: rede de comunicação
  • Romanian: rețea
  • Russian: сеть
  • Spanish: red
  • Swedish: nätverk
  • Thai: เครือข่าย
  • Turkish: bilişim
  • Ukrainian: мережа
  • Vietnamese: mạng lưới
British English: network VERB
If you network, you try to meet new people who might be useful to you in your job.
In business, it is important to network with as many people as possible on a face to face basis.
  • American English: network
  • Brazilian Portuguese: fazer contatos
  • Chinese: 建立关系网
  • European Spanish: establecer una red de contactos
  • French: réseauter
  • German: netzwerken
  • Italian: farsi una rete di contatti
  • Japanese: ネットワークを作る
  • Korean: 인간관계를 형성하다
  • European Portuguese: criar contactos
  • Spanish: establecer una red de contactos


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