network

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v network communicate with and within a group "You have to network if you want to get a good job"
    • n network an open fabric of string or rope or wire woven together at regular intervals
    • n network (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"
    • n network (electronics) a system of interconnected electronic components or circuits
    • n network a system of intersecting lines or channels "a railroad network","a network of canals"
    • n network 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"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Each year the Pentagon estimates their computer network is hacked about 250,000 times annually
    • Network A fabric of threads, cords, or wires crossing each other at certain intervals, and knotted or secured at the crossings, thus leaving spaces or meshes between them.
    • Network A group of buildings connected by means of transportation and communication between them, and controlled by a central organization for a common purpose; as, a book distribution network .
    • Network (Radio, Television) A group of transmitting stations connected by communications channels that permit the same program to be broadcast simultaneously from multiple stations over a very wide area; as, the CBS television network ;
    • Network (Computers) A system of computers linked together by communications channels allowing the exchange of data between the linked computers.
    • Network (Electricity, Electronics) Any arrangement of electrical devices or elements connected together by conducting wires; as, a power transmission network .
    • Network Any system of lines or channels interlacing or crossing like the fabric of a net; as, a network of veins; a network of railroads.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Montreal has an underground city, which has over 2,000 shops and 26 kilometres of walkways. This is the largest underground network for any city
    • n network Anything formed in the manner or presenting the appearance of a net or of netting; work made of intersecting lines which form meshes or open spaces like those of a net; an openwork or reticulated fabric, structure, or appearance; interlacement; technically, anastomosis; inosculation; rete: as, a network of veins or nerves; a network of railways. See cut under latticeleaf.
    • n network Netting decorated with darned work or other needlework. Compare net embroidery, under net.
    • n network Work in metal or other tenacious and ductile material resembling a net in having large openings divided by slender solid parts. Compare fretwork.
    • n network Ornamental threadwork used as a ground for various kinds of embroidery, especially when a set of parallel threads are made into a netting by other threads worked across them with the needle.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Comedian/actor Billy Crystal portrayed Jodie Dallas, the first openly gay main character on network television on ABC's Soap, which aired from 1977 to 1981.
    • n Network any work showing cross lines or open spaces like the meshes of a net
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Quotations

  • Guy Almes
    Guy Almes
    “There are three kinds of death in this world. There's heart death, there's brain death, and there's being off the network.”
  • Jane Howard
    Jane Howard
    “Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family: Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.”
  • Gunther Grass
    Gunther Grass
    “Information networks straddle the world. Nothing remains concealed. But the sheer volume of information dissolves the information. We are unable to take it all in.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. net, nett; Dut. net, Ger. netz.

Usage

In literature:

But he went into consultation with Aleck, and together they laid a network of police inspection about Ilion and Charlesport.
"The Stolen Singer" by Martha Idell Fletcher Bellinger
Spreading and ramifying, growing together in an impenetrable network of foliage, they bore buds, leaves and fruits.
"The Evolution of Love" by Emil Lucka
She was of immense age, and so wrinkled that her face seemed a very network of deeply-printed lines.
"Dead Man's Rock" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
Mafulu Net Making (1st Line of Network) 9.
"The Mafulu" by Robert W. Williamson
On stretching the skin the vessels can be seen to form a fine network, or to run in leashes parallel to one another.
"Manual of Surgery" by Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
How came the change and how can such a network of channels have ceased to work entirely?
"A Dweller in Mesopotamia" by Donald Maxwell
How would he get down with it through all that network of lower branches?
"Tom Slade on Mystery Trail" by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
Through this heap runs a network of German trenches, here and there breaking through some still recognisable fragment of a wall.
"Letters from France" by C. E. W. Bean
Nothing looks worse than to see the various forms covered with a network of minute markings.
"The Girl's Own Paper, Vol. VIII: No. 356, October 23, 1886." by Various
The millions of nerve filaments are similar to the network of wires that keep all the cities in close sympathy and communion.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
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In poetry:

Said the Network skeleton
Believe my lies
Said the Advertising skeleton
Don't get wise!
"Ballad Of The Skeletons" by Allen Ginsberg
A fear was in the peasants' eyes,
A palsy smote both tongue and hand;
A network of police and spies
O'erspread the tyrant-tortured land.
"The Beauteous Terrorist" by Sir Henry Parkes
Or yet to see the starry hours
Their silver network round her throw,
That 'neath the white hands full of flowers,
Her heart heaves to and fro?
"Helva" by Alice Cary
"When I lean myself over the side to watch
The cranks, I know
That somewhere below
In the network of rods there is one to catch
The music they make, which he sings again
To the monster who lets me hold the rein.
"Bob Cruikshanks" by Alexander Anderson

In news:

Credit- Card NetworkThe card network manages the payment flow and is responsible for keeping the network secure.
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. Sprint says it's reached a deal to buy US Cellular markets in the Midwest for $480 million to boost its network capacity as it upgrades its network.
Roberta Daniels of the Statewide Adoption and Permanency Network said the network works with local agencies to match children with the best families possible.
BurstPoint Networks announced the launch of a new cloud -based service that extends the content management and distribution capabilities of its BurstPoint Video Communication Platform beyond local networks.
If you happen to run a global online advertising network or a crowdsourcing network, you face a blizzard of complexity when it comes to getting funds to your payees.
Although networkers and job seekers are flocking to LinkedIn in droves, author and motivational speaker Brian McClellan, 38, says that he had to be dragged onto the free social networking site when he first learned about it in 2007.
Rio Rancho, NM – May 2012… Meeting the demand for reliable network audio transport, Lectrosonics has developed the SPNDNT network processor to expand the ASPEN digital matrix processor family.
The new network processor is much more than a simple network interface.
As the Facebook generation grows up, the social networking website is allowing users to announce even more pivotal moments to their network.
Sprint Nextel has approached Douglas County-based Dish Network about a partnership that would allow the satellite-TV company to offer mobile-phone service over the carrier's network, two people familiar with the matter said.
HaiVision Network Video announced that the company's video networking solutions have been listed as E-Rate products by the US Department of Education.
About Verizon Wireless Verizon Wireless operates the nation's largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network.
Cisco IOS (the software that runs the vast majority of Cisco routers and all Cisco network switches) is the dominant routing platform on the Internet and corporate networks.
As the networks proliferate, keeping up our digital identities takes more and more time, and there's always another network to join.
Purchase Scripps Networks Interactive for its television networks that appeal to upscale women, a Wall Street analyst said on Tuesday.
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In science:

When such a network (=”student”) is trained on examples which are generated by a different network (=”teacher”), then the student achieves overlap to the teacher network.
Predicting and generating time series by neural networks: An investigation using statistical physics
The vertex spin networks can be obtained by using the following rules: draw the graph of the spin network γ close to the graph of the spin network Γ, such that the resulting graph corresponds to the embedding of the spin network γ into the one-complex Γ, see Fig. 5.
Flat Spacetime Vacuum in Loop Quantum Gravity
Such networks may be used as models of social networks and as a testable null hypothesis about network structure.
Random Networks with Tunable Degree Distribution and Clustering
In practice, this means that one node can be reached from all other nodes in the network within only a few steps and the maximum possible distance in the network is very small compared to the network size.
Random walk and trapping processes on scale-free networks
These networks have the property of being searchable, i.e. people (nodes in a network) can direct messages through their network of acquaintances to reach a distant specific target in only a few steps [20–22].
Self-avoiding walks on scale-free networks
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