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Local Area Network

Definition/Scope: A system of connecting computers and computer equipment together, with physical links which do not use the telecommunications network, within a circumscribed location (usually connected within several hundred meters), so that the computers connected together can: 1) share facilities, such as hard disks, data, printers and other peripherals; and 2) transmit data between each other.



Acronym:

LAN

Broader Terms:

Automated Deep Operations Coordination System
Automated Digital Network System
computer network
Secure Internet Protocol Router Network
Wide Area Network

Narrower Terms:

chat
Ethernet

Related Terms:

file servers
routers (computer networks)
Secure Internet Protocol Router Network
small extension node


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