network

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Network is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
network

Plural
networks

A variety of network types
  1. (countable) A network is a group of connections between a number of points.
    Electronic systems control the busiest parts of the rail network.
    This is the first national TV network that is 100% sports.
    We conduct much of our overseas banking business through a network of some 3,500 worldwide branches.
    You can connect to the Internet through a wireless local network system.
    I don't have a good social network in my new job.

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Verb[change]

Plain form
network

Third-person singular
networks

Past tense
networked

Past participle
networked

Present participle
networking

  1. (intransitive) If you network, you make or use social connections, usually for business purposes.
    I spent most of my time at the conferences networking with other sales people.