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The Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary: Exercise
You are a computing student, writing an essay on networking. Look at the
following extract from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary. Answer the
questions that follow:
noun 1 a complicated system
of roads, lines, tubes, nerves, etc. that cross each other and
are connected to each other: a rail/road/canal network .
a network of veins 2 a closely connected group
of people, companies, etc. that exchange information, etc: a
communications / distribution network . a network of friends
3 (computing) a number of computers and other
devices that are connected together so that equipment and information
can be shared: The office network allows users to share files
and software, and to use a central printer. - see also LAN,
WAN 4 a group of radio or television stations in different
places that are connected and that broadcast the same programmes
at the same time: the four big US television networks
IDM see OLD BOY
- How many different meanings can you find?
- Which one is useful for you?
- Where might you look next for more information?
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