the network

A "network" is any group of things that are connected to each other in some way. Here are some examples of different kinds of networks:

  • a television network
  • a social network
  • a spy network

But these days, the most common use of "network" is to talk about connected computer systems. Many companies, schools, and other organizations have their own "network" which is a group of computers and servers that are connected to each other over the Internet. These networks usually require special permission to access.

A: Where can I find the marketing template you were showing me?

B: Oh, it's available on the network. Just log in and look in the "Z" drive.

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