A computer network in which the computers connected may be far apart, generally having a radius of half a mile or more. Compare with local area network.
More example sentences
- VPNs commonly are used to connect local area networks into wide area networks using the Internet.
- The database may be accessed, for example, over a network such as a wide area network, to allow database records to be individually updated without affecting other records in the database.
- This is focused entirely on the business user in local area networks, wide area networks and multiserver environments.
Definition of wide area network in:
- The British & World English dictionary