Definition of wide area network in English:

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wide area network

(abbreviation WAN)

noun

A computer network in which the computers connected may be far apart, generally having a radius of more than 1 km.
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.
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