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network | online |

As a noun network

is a fabric or structure of fibrous elements attached to each other at regular intervals.

As a verb network

is to interact socially for the purpose of getting connections or personal advancement.

As an adjective online is

describes a system which is connected (generally electrically) to a larger network.

As an adverb online is

describes actions performed over the internet.

network

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A fabric or structure of fibrous elements attached to each other at regular intervals.
  • Any interconnected group or system
  • A network of roads crisscrossed the country.
  • A directory of people maintained for their advancement
  • To get a job in today's economy, it is important to have a strong network .
  • (broadcasting) A group of affiliated television stations that broadcast common programs from a parent company.
  • * 2008 , Lou Schuler, "Foreward", in'' Nate Green, ''Built for Show , page xi
  • TV back then was five channels (three networks , PBS, and an independent station that ran I Love Lucy reruns),
  • (computing) Multiple computers and other devices connected together to share information
  • The copy machine is connected to the network so it can now serve as a printer.

    Derived terms

    * Bayesian network * economic network * social network * computer network * network subsystem * neural network * artificial neural network * television network * network card

    Verb

    (network)
  • To interact socially for the purpose of getting connections or personal advancement.
  • Many people find it worthwhile to network for jobs and information.
  • To connect two or more computers or other computerized devices.
  • If we network his machine to the server, he will be able to see all the files.
  • To interconnect a group or system.
  • online

    English

    (wikipedia online)

    Alternative forms

    * on-line

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Describes a system which is connected (generally electrically) to a larger network.
  • # Describes a generator or power plant which is connected to the grid.
  • # Describes a computer which is connected to the Internet or to some other communications service – i.e., not simply with the cable plugged in, but has established a connection to a larger network (e.g., by dialing up).
  • Available over, or delivered from, the Internet.
  • * {{quote-magazine, title=No hiding place
  • , date=2013-05-25, volume=407, issue=8837, page=74, magazine=(The Economist) citation , passage=In America alone, people spent $170 billion on “direct marketing”—junk mail of both the physical and electronic varieties—last year. Yet of those who received unsolicited adverts through the post, only 3% bought anything as a result. If the bumf arrived electronically, the take-up rate was 0.1%. And for online adverts the “conversion” into sales was a minuscule 0.01%.}}
  • Connected to the Internet.
  • Available on a computer system, even if not networked.
  • Describes a system that is active, particularly building facilities (such as power) or a factory or power plant.
  • Antonyms

    * (connected to larger network) offline * (available on a computer system) hardcopy

    Derived terms

    * massive open online course (MOOC)

    Adverb

    (en adverb)
  • Describes actions performed over the Internet.
  • He works online .

    See also

    * come online

    Anagrams

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