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network a group or system of interconnected people or things
networking interaction with others to exchange information and develop professional or social contacts
computer network a group of computer systems and other computing hardware devices that are linked together through communication channels to facilitate communication and resource-sharing among a wide range of users
LAN a computer network limited to a small area such as an office building, university, or even a residential home
wireless local area network (WLAN) links two or more devices using some wireless distribution method (typically spread-spectrum or OFDM radio), and usually providing a connection through an access point to the wider Internet.
metropolitan area network (MAN) similar to a local area network (LAN) but spans an entire city or campus
wide-area network computer network that spans a relatively large geographical area. Typically, a WAN consists of two or more local-area networks (LANs).
global area network (GAN) refers to any network that is composed of different interconnected computer networks (WANs) and also covers an unlimited geographical area
Internetworking the process or technique of connecting different networks by using intermediary devices such as routers or gateway devices
client an application that runs on a personal computer or workstation and relies on a server to perform some operations
host computer a computer system that is accessed by a user working at a remote location
wireless access point (WAP) a hardware device or configured node on a local area network (LAN) that allows wireless capable devices and wired networks to connect through a wireless standard, including Wi-Fi or Bluetooth
gateway either hardware or software that acts as a bridge between two networks so that data can be transferred between a number of computers
networking site a website that is designed to help people communicate and share information, photographs, etc. with a group
access point a network access point (NAP) is a major point where internet service providers (ISPs) can connect with one another in peering arrangements
file transfer (in networking) a feature of a piece of software that connects two computers and allows files to pass from to the other
download to move information to your computer from another computer system or the Internet
upload to send documents or programs from your computer to a larger system using the Internet
mirroring creating web site that has been copied to another server in order to provide faster access or wider availability, or to reduce traffic on the network.
network file system a mechanism for storing files on a network. It is a distributed file system that allows users to access files and directories located on remote computers and treat those files and directories as if they were local
time server a server that distributes synchronized time information to all members of a network
video server a server that is dedicated to taking in, storing and delivering video
remote procedure call a network programming model or interprocess communication technique that is used for point-to-point communications between software applications
electronic cash a system designed to enable products to be sold at a retail outlet
electronic commerce the activity of buying and selling goods on the Internet
electronic magazine a magazine that you can read on the Internet
navigation a way to find and follow a path through websites
network browser a software program that is used for finding and looking at pages on the Internet
browsing the activity of looking at websites on the Internet in no particular order
surf to look at various places one after another on the Internet
navigation agent a person or a program to help to find and follow a path through websites
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