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net1 US English

A length of open-meshed material made of twine, cord, rope, or something similar, used typically for catching fish or other animals

net2 US English

(Of an amount, value, or price) remaining after a deduction, such as tax or a discount, has been made

net1 US Thesaurus

fishermen mending their nets

net2 US Thesaurus

net earnings

Net US Thesaurus

their first communication was through the Net

net New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

remaining after deductions;

the Net in net1 US English

The Internet

net in ton1 US English

An equivalent unit of net internal capacity

dip net US English

A small fishing net with a long handle

non-net US English

(Of an amount) including tax and other sums in addition to the net amount

set-net US English

A fishing net fastened in fixed position

tow net US English

A dragnet that is towed behind a boat to collect specimens

cast net US English

A net that is thrown out and immediately drawn in again, as opposed to one that is set up and left

drift net US English

A large net for herring and similar fish, kept upright by weights at the bottom and floats at the top and allowed to drift with the tide

gill net US English

A fishing net that is hung vertically so that fish get trapped in it by their gills

nerve net US English

(In invertebrates such as coelenterates and flatworms) a diffuse network of neurons that conducts impulses in all directions from a point of stimulus

purse net US English

Another term for purse seine.

scoop net US English

A fishing net on a long handle used for reaching to the bottom of a river or other shallow water

stake net US English

A fishing net hung on stakes

trek net US English

A large fishing net, weighted at one end and fitted with floats on the other so that it hangs vertically in the water, usually dropped from a boat and hauled in from the shore

landing net US English

A net for landing a large fish that has been hooked

net profit US English

The actual profit after working expenses not included in the calculation of gross profit have been paid

safety net US English

A net placed to catch an acrobat or similar performer in case of a fall

torpedo net US English

A net made of steel wire, hung in the water around an anchored ship to intercept torpedoes

butterfly net US English

A fine-meshed bag supported on a frame at the end of a handle for catching butterflies

net metering US English

A system in which solar panels or other renewable energy generators are connected to a public-utility power grid and surplus power is transferred onto the grid, allowing customers to offset the cost of power drawn from the utility

net neutrality US English

The principle that Internet service providers should enable access to all content and applications regardless of the source, and without favoring or blocking particular products or websites

net book value US English

The value of an asset as recorded in the accounts of its owner

net asset value US English

The value of a mutual fund that is reached by deducting the fund’s liabilities from the market value of all of its shares and then dividing by the number of issued shares

net national product US English

The total value of goods produced and services provided in a country during one year, after depreciation of capital goods has been allowed for

net something down/off/out in net2 US English

Exclude a non-net amount, such as tax, when making a calculation, in order to reduce the amount left to a net sum

fishnet US English

A fabric with an open mesh resembling a fishing net

fyke US English

A bag net for catching fish

fyke net in fyke US English

A bag net for catching fish

hairnet US English

A piece of fine mesh fabric for confining the hair

keepnet US English

A net for keeping fish alive until they are returned to the water

seine US English

A fishing net that hangs vertically in the water with floats at the top and weights at the bottom edge, the ends being drawn together to encircle the fish

trawl net in trawl US English

A large wide-mouthed fishing net dragged by a vessel along the bottom or in the midwater of the sea or a lake

mosquito netting US English

A fine net hung across a door or window or around a bed to keep mosquitoes away

mosquito net in mosquito netting US English

A fine net hung across a door or window or around a bed to keep mosquitoes away

netminder US English

A goaltender

neural network US English

A computer system modeled on the human brain and nervous system

neural net in neural network US English

A computer system modeled on the human brain and nervous system

trammel net in trammel US English

A set-net consisting of three layers of netting, designed so that a fish entering through one of the large-meshed outer sections will push part of the finer-meshed central section through the large meshes on the further side, forming a pocket in which the fish is trapped

present value US English

The value in the present of a sum of money, in contrast to some future value it will have when it has been invested at compound interest

net present value in present value US English

The value in the present of a sum of money, in contrast to some future value it will have when it has been invested at compound interest


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