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network

See Also: geometric network, logical network, network dataset, physical network

  1. [network analysis] An interconnected set of points and lines that represent possible routes from one location to another. For geometric networks, this consists of edge features, junction features, and the connectivity between them. For network datasets, this consists of edge, junction, and turn elements and the connectivity between them. For example, an interconnected set of lines representing a city streets layer is a network.
  2. [computing] In computing, a group of computers connected in order to share software, data, and peripheral devices, as in a local or wide area network.