1. [syn: local area network, LAN]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
LAN \LAN\ n. [Local Area Network.]
A local area network; a network connecting computers and
word processors and other electronic office equipment within
a small area, to create an inter-office system, typically
within one building or one site of a corporation. Contrasted
to WAN, a wide-area network.
Syn: local area network.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a local computer network for communication between
computers; especially a network connecting computers and
word processors and other electronic office equipment to
create a communication system between offices [syn: local
area network, LAN]
V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014):
Local Area Network (LAN)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):
local area network
(LAN) A data communications network which is
geographically limited (typically to a 1 km radius) allowing
easy interconnection of terminals, microprocessors and
computers within adjacent buildings. Ethernet and FDDI
are examples of standard LANs.
Because the network is known to cover only a small area,
optimisations can be made in the network signal protocols that
permit data rates up to 100Mb/s.
See also token ring, wide area network, metropolitan area
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