What is network?

  • (noun): A system of intersecting lines or channels.
    Example: "A railroad network"; "a network of canals"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on networks, network:

Peer-to-peer - Advantages and Weaknesses
... In P2P networks, clients provide resources, which may include bandwidth, storage space, and computing power ... This property is one of the major advantages of using P2P networks because it makes the setup and running costs very small for the original content distributor ... If one peer on the network fails to function properly, the whole network is not compromised or damaged ...
Xero Bank Browser - XeroBank Network
... is optimized for use on the XeroBank anonymity network, which is a private and commercial broadband network operated by Xero Networks AG ... The XeroBank network routes traffic through at least two multi-jurisdictional hops ... In contrast to Tor, the XeroBank network supports both TCP and UDP protocols, performs channel multiplexing for low observability, is run by a single entity and costs money to use ...
... interface for interconnecting two X.25 networks ... a subscriber (Data Terminal Equipment (DTE)) and the network (Data Circuit-terminating Equipment (DCE)), X.75 specifies the interface between two networks (Signalling Terminal Equipment (STE)), and refers to these ... For example, X.25 only allows network-generated reset and clearing causes to be passed from the network (DCE) to the subscriber (DTE), and not the other way around since the subscriber is not a network ...
Netwar - Network Structures
... Ronfeldt point to three basic types of networks that may be used by netwar actors Chain network – typified by smuggling networks, where end-to-end exchanges (information, contraband, etc ... Hub or star network – disparate actors are tied to a central (though not necessarily hierarchical) node, and all communication travels through that central node ... All-channel network – every individual actor is able to communicate fully with all other nodes in the network ...
Network - Proper Nouns (names)
... Network (film), a 1976 American movie NETWORK (lobbying group), an American social justice group The Network, an American New Wave band Network (comics ...

More definitions of "network":

  • (noun): (electronics) a system of interconnected electronic components or circuits.
    Synonyms: electronic network
  • (verb): Communicate with and within a group.
    Example: "You have to network if you want to get a good job"
  • (noun): (broadcasting) a communication system consisting of a group of broadcasting stations that all transmit the same programs.
    Example: "The networks compete to broadcast important sports events"
  • (noun): An interconnected system of things or people.
    Example: "He owned a network of shops"; "retirement meant dropping out of a whole network of people who had been part of my life"
    Synonyms: web
  • (noun): An open fabric of string or rope or wire woven together at regular intervals.
    Synonyms: net, mesh, meshing, meshwork

Famous quotes containing the word network:

    Of what use, however, is a general certainty that an insect will not walk with his head hindmost, when what you need to know is the play of inward stimulus that sends him hither and thither in a network of possible paths?
    George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian)

    A culture may be conceived as a network of beliefs and purposes in which any string in the net pulls and is pulled by the others, thus perpetually changing the configuration of the whole. If the cultural element called morals takes on a new shape, we must ask what other strings have pulled it out of line. It cannot be one solitary string, nor even the strings nearby, for the network is three-dimensional at least.
    Jacques Barzun (b. 1907)

    Parents need all the help they can get. The strongest as well as the most fragile family requires a vital network of social supports.
    Bernice Weissbourd (20th century)