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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

LAN \LAN\ n. [Local Area Network.] A local area network; a network[3] 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 1.5]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

local area network 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]
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

local area network LAN (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 network.. Usenet newsgroup: news:comp.dcom.lans.misc. (1995-03-13)