Local Area Network (LAN)

Business / Internet Marketing / Local Area Network (LAN): A computer network -- which for some reason is pronounced 'land' -- limited to a certain area, usually a single floor or building. The web is a network, but not a LAN.

Other Words for Area

Area Noun Synonyms: space, room
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Other Words for Local

Local Noun Synonyms: neighborhood, neighbouring, nearby, close by, adjoining
Local Verb Synonyms: provincial, regional, district, state, county, shire, municipal, city, town, village, neighborhood, restricted, limited, specific, particular, peculiar
Local Adjective Synonyms: resident, native, townsman, townswoman, townsperson
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Wide Area Network (WAN)

Technology / Computers / Wide Area Network (WAN): A network in which computers are connected to each other over a long distance, using telephone lines and satellite communications. See local area network (LAN). MORE

Network Basic Input - Output System (NetBIOS)

Technology / Computers / Network Basic Input - Output System (NetBIOS): A commonly used networking protocol originally developed for LANs. Operates on the Session and Transport layers of the OSI model, so doesn't make use of physical network characteristics. MORE

Network Card

Technology / Computers / Network Card: Also, Network Interface Card or NIC. This is a component of a computer that enables the computer to communicate with other computers via a direct network connection. MORE

Network Adapter

Technology / Computers / Network Adapter: This is a hardware unit that connects a device to a communication line. For wide area networks (WAN), these adapters connect routers to the specific type of connection (T1, BRI) that is installed. For MORE

National Water Level Observation Network (NWLON)

Science / Tides and Currents / National Water Level Observation Network (NWLON): The network of tide and water level stations operated by the National Ocean Service along the marine and Great Lakes coasts and islands of the United States. The NWLON is composed of the primary and s MORE

Midcourt Area Marker

Entertainment / Basketball / Midcourt Area Marker: One of four lines extending 3 feet in from a sideline, 28 feet from and parallel to a baseline. MORE

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