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network

 [net´werk]
1. a meshlike structure of interlocking fibers, strands, or tubules. See also plexus and rete.
2. a group of people who have a connectedness; connectedness may be close-knit, with many relationships between the individuals, or loose-knit, with few relationships between individuals. Networks are classified as strong (marked by interdependence on a relatively small number of people) or as weak (marked by little interdependence and a wide range of diverse and superficial contacts).
venous network rete venosum.

net·work

(net'wŏrk),
1. A structure bearing a resemblance to a woven fabric; a network of nerve fibers or small vessels.
See also: reticulum. Synonym(s): net, rete (1)
2. The people in a patient's environment, especially as may be significant for the course of the illness.
3. Any group or association containing several of the same anatomic, scientific, or concrete entities.

network

Etymology: AS, net + wearc
a system of interconnected computers or CRT terminals and peripheral equipment in which each user has some access to others using the system while sharing data, internal and external storage devices (server), and other capabilities. A local-area network is one in which the computers are interconnected and serve the same facility or corporation.

network

Computers
noun An interconnecting system of computer terminals and processors that interact with each other and/or share software, applications and peripherals—e.g., printers, scanners, archiving and other devices—linked either by cable or wireless technology.
 
Managed care
noun A group of physicians and other health providers who are paid by or have an exclusive contractual arrangement with a HMO.

Science-speak
noun Any series of points in a system connected by numbered lines and arrows indicating the flow of materials, personnel, energy, widgets, etc.

Sociology
noun A group of similarly-minded individuals that interacts socially or professionally.
 
verb To interact socially, usually with the aim or prospect of making beneficial contacts.

network

Computers An interconnecting system of computer terminals and processors that interact with each other and/or share software programs and applications and 'peripherals,' eg printers, scanners, archiving and other devices, linked either by cable or wireless technology Sociology noun A group of similarly-minded individuals that interacts socially or professionaly. See Old boy network verb To interact socially.

net·work

(net'wŏrk)
1. A structure bearing a resemblance to a woven fabric. A network of nerve fibers or small vessels.
Synonym(s): rete (1) [TA] , net.
2. The people in a patient's environment, especially as significant for the course of the illness.
See also: reticulum

network

a mesh-like structure of interlocking fibers or strands.

immunological network
idiotypes produced in an immune response may in turn act as antigens, provoking anti-idiotype antibodies with idiotypes that also may act as antigens, leading to a network of interacting reactions. Considered to be the possible basis for the overall regulation of immune responses.
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