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 for network
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  network \net"work`\, v. i.
     To take steps to make and cultivate the acquaintance of
     people who can be helpful to oneself, especially in finding
     new employment, advancing to a higher position in one's
     occupation, or exchanging information.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Network \Net"work`\, n.
     1. A fabric of threads, cords, or wires crossing each other
        at certain intervals, and knotted or secured at the
        crossings, thus leaving spaces or meshes between them.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. Any system of lines or channels interlacing or crossing
        like the fabric of a net; as, a network of veins; a
        network of railroads.
        [1913 Webster]
     3. Hence: (Computers) A system of computers linked together
        by communications channels allowing the exchange of data
        between the linked computers.
     4. (Radio, Television) A group of transmitting stations
        connected by communications channels that permit the same
        program to be broadcast simultaneously from multiple
        stations over a very wide area; as, the CBS television
        network; also, the organization that controls the
        programming that is broadcast over such a network.
        Contrasted with a local station or local transmitter.
     5. (Electricity, Electronics) Any arrangement of electrical
        devices or elements connected together by conducting
        wires; as, a power transmission network.
     6. A group of buildings connected by means of transportation
        and communication between them, and controlled by a
        central organization for a common purpose; as, a book
        distribution network.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  network \net"work`\, v. t.
     To connect together into a network; as, to network computers;
     to network the printer with computers.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: an interconnected system of things or people; "he owned a
           network of shops"; "retirement meant dropping out of a
           whole network of people who had been part of my life";
           "tangled in a web of cloth" [syn: network, web]
      2: (broadcasting) a communication system consisting of a group
         of broadcasting stations that all transmit the same programs;
         "the networks compete to broadcast important sports events"
      3: an open fabric of string or rope or wire woven together at
         regular intervals [syn: net, network, mesh, meshing,
      4: a system of intersecting lines or channels; "a railroad
         network"; "a network of canals"
      5: (electronics) a system of interconnected electronic
         components or circuits [syn: network, electronic network]
      v 1: communicate with and within a group; "You have to network
           if you want to get a good job"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  69 Moby Thesaurus words for "network":
     arabesque, arrangement, basketry, basketwork, cancellation,
     circuit, coast-to-coast hookup, complex, cross-hatching,
     crossing-out, filigree, fret, fretwork, grate, grating, grid,
     gridiron, grille, grillwork, hachure, hatching, hookup,
     interlacement, intertexture, intertwinement, jungle, labyrinth,
     lace, lacery, lacework, lacing, lattice, latticework, maze, mesh,
     meshes, meshwork, net, netting, organization, plexure, plexus,
     raddle, radio links, reticle, reticulation, reticule, reticulum,
     riddle, screen, screening, sieve, structure, system, tangle,
     texture, tissue, tracery, trellis, trelliswork, wattle, weave,
     weaving, web, webbing, webwork, weft, wicker, wickerwork

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  computer network
      Hardware and software data communication systems.
     The OSI seven layer model attempts to provide a way of
     partitioning any computer network into independent modules
     from the lowest (physical) layer to the highest (application)
     layer.  Many different specifications exist at each of these
     Networks are often also classified according to their
     geographical extent: local area network (LAN), metropolitan
     area network (MAN), wide area network (WAN) and also
     according to the protocols used.
     See BITNET, Ethernet, Internet, Novell, PSTN,
     network, the.
     [Tanenbaum, A., "Computer Networks; 2nd ed.", Prentice Hall,
     Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1989.]

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