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Related to local-area network: LAN
local-area network[′lō·kəl¦er·ē·ə ′net‚wərk]
A communications network connecting various hardware devices together within a building by means of a continuous cable or an in-house voice-data telephone system. Also known as LAN.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.