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net,

mesh fabric, known from prehistoric times. Nets have been made of many materials, including sinews, strips of hide, silk, vegetable and synthetic fibers, and metallic threads. Their earliest use was probably for snaring animals and for fishing. Fishing nets include the stationary net, an early type; the drift net, an oblong vertical net, buoyed on its upper edge; the seine, whose ends are brought together to enclose the fish; and the bag-shaped trawl net, dragged along sea bottom. Hair nets include the gold or silver, wire or cord cauls worn in ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome; reticulated caps and cauls popular in Europe especially in the 14th cent.; chenille or ribbon snoods of the 19th cent.; and the "invisible" net of human hair. Net fabrics include veilings, tulle, and maline, as well as heavier dress nets, curtain nets, and filet, a foundation for lace. Nettings are used also for safety nets, for hammocks, and for hoisting loads.

What does it mean when you dream about a net?

To cast a net as one does when attempting to catch fish or anything of value suggests that one is caught up in a net of intrigue or a complicated life situation.

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(communications)
A number of communication stations equipped for communicating with each other, often on a definite time schedule and in a definite sequence.
(engineering)
Threads or cords tied together at regular intervals to form a mesh.
A series of surveying or leveling stations that have been interconnected in such a manner that closed loops or circuits have been formed, or that are arranged so as to provide a check on the consistency of the measured values. Also known as network.
(geology)
In structural petrology, coordinate network of meridians and parallels, projected from a sphere at intervals of 2°; used to plot points whose spherical coordinates are known and to study the distribution and orientation of planes and points. Also known as projection net; stereographic net.
A form of horizontal patterned ground whose mesh is intermediate between a circle and a polygon.
(mathematics)
A set whose members are indexed by elements from a directed set; this is a generalization of a sequence. Also known as Moore-Smith sequence.
A nondegenerate partial plane satisfying the parallel axiom.
(textiles)
Any fabric made in open hexagonal mesh.

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a. a thin light mesh fabric of cotton, nylon, or other fibre, used for curtains, dresses, etc.
b. (as modifier): net curtains
2. Cricket
a. a pitch surrounded by netting, used for practice
b. a practice session in a net

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2, nett
(of weight) after deducting tare

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(networking)
The top-level domain originally for networks, although it sees heavy use for vanity domains of all types.

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(NETwork) Any term with a "net" prefix either means network or Internet. For example, a net address can mean a network address or an Internet address, depending on the context of the dialog. "Net" with a capital "N" generally refers to the Internet; for example, "the Net" is "the Internet." See also .NET Framework.
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The window of opportunity for the taxpayer to request the netting procedure for periods before the date of enactment may prompt taxpayers to make payments prior to the final determination of tax on certain years.
In the absence of guidance on how the statute of limitations applies with respect to this legislation, taxpayers should act as soon as possible to avoid losing the ability to include certain periods in netting computations.
The taxpayer identifies the accounts and tax periods to be considered in the interest netting computations.
A mutualization of the credit risk occurs when more than two banks participate in a netting arrangement.
The risks created by privately operated netting arrangements cannot be eliminated, but they can be effectively controlled and limited.
In a large-value netting arrangement, the recast of the settlement could remove significant credits that other participants were relying on to meet their own obligations and thus cause them to be unable to settle.
The Treasury study concludes that global interest netting is not authorized by section 6402 or the regulations thereunder.
Tax policy issues involving interest netting are also discussed in the Treasury study.
Nevertheless, the Board understands that the committee has expressed concern that the netting provisions of H.
In response to these concerns, the Senate version was revised to include provisions clarifying that this legislation does not validate netting contracts prohibited by or requiring agency approval prior to becoming effective under relevant federal law.
The netting of over- and underpayments in order to compute interest in such circumstances requires a "global" search of the IRS computer for inactive tax modules.
The issue in Northern States Power may ultimately be resolved by the Supreme Court, since the Eighth Circuit's decision seemingly involves a distorted interpretation of the interplay of the crediting provisions of section 6402 and the netting provisions of section 6601(f).