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  1. wide area network, WANnoun

    a computer network that spans a wider area than does a local area network


  1. Wide area network

    A wide area network is a network that covers a broad area using private or public network transports. Business and government entities utilize WANs to relay data among employees, clients, buyers, and suppliers from various geographical locations. In essence, this mode of telecommunication allows a business to effectively carry out its daily function regardless of location. The Internet can be considered a WAN as well, and is used by businesses, governments, organizations, and individuals for almost any purpose imaginable. Related terms for other types of networks are personal area networks, local area networks, campus area networks, or metropolitan area networks which are usually limited to a room, building, campus or specific metropolitan area respectively.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of wide area network in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of wide area network in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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  • Weitverkehrsnetz, Wide Area NetworkGerman
  • δίκτυο ευρείας περιοχήςGreek
  • laajaverkkoFinnish
  • WAN, réseau étenduFrench
  • वाइड एरिया नेटवर्कHindi
  • ワン, ワイド・エリア・ネットワークJapanese
  • rede de área amplaPortuguese
  • ГКС, глобальная компьютерная сетьRussian
  • nätverk for stort områdeSwedish

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