Definition of network appliance in English:

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network appliance


A relatively low-cost computer designed chiefly to provide Internet access without the full capabilities of a standard computer.
Example sentences
  • As a new class of storage infrastructure device, the storage network appliance can bring capabilities to customers that are simply not available in any other storage architecture.
  • Consider reducing your Microsoft licenses, perhaps by replacing some servers with a network appliance or experimenting with the Linux operating system for kiosks or point-of-sale terminals.
  • Another way to protect a password vault is to take it off the desktop or PDA and put it on a special network appliance.

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Syllabification: net·work ap·pli·ance

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