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wide area network (WAN)

  system that connects computers in a large geographical area
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WAN wide area network
Strongly Associated with:   local area network (LAN)
Typically, a WAN consists of two or more local-area networks (LANs). Computers connected to a wide-area network are often connected through public networks, such as the telephone system. They can also be connected through leased lines or satellites. The largest WAN in existence is the Internet.
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Associated words [difficulty]:   wide area network (WAN) , local area network (LAN) [9] , Internet [1] , intranet [8] , Internet [1] , intranet [8] , local area network (LAN) [9]
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