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Ethernet

Line breaks: Ether|net
Pronunciation: /ˈiːθənɛt
 
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Definition of Ethernet in English:

noun

Computing
A system for connecting a number of computer systems to form a local area network, with protocols to control the passing of information and to avoid simultaneous transmission by two or more systems.
Example sentences
  • The overriding reason for the success of Ethernet in the enterprise network has been cost-effectiveness.
  • In a nutshell, if you need to run a home network, Ethernet is significantly faster than wireless.
  • Another distinct advantage of Ethernet is its native scalability.

Origin

1970s: blend of ether and network.

Words that rhyme with Ethernet

alkanet • Intranet

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