Wide Area Network
Definition/Scope: Wide Area Network (WAN) is a computer network that covers a broad area (i.e., any network whose communications links cross metropolitan, regional, or national boundaries. The largest and most well-known example of a WAN is the Internet. WANs [a] are used to connect LANs and other types of networks together, so that users and computers in one location can communicate with users and computers in other locations.
Broader Terms:Automated Deep Operations Coordination System
Narrower Terms:Local Area Network