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lo'cal ar'ea net'work




1. a system for linking private telecommunications equipment, as in a building or cluster of buildings.
2. Computers.a system for linking a number of microcomputers, terminals, work stations, etc. with each other or with a mainframe computer in order to share data, printers, information, programs, disks, etc.; usually confined to one office or building. Cf. network (def. 6). Also,LAN.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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