from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A communications network that uses such devices as telephone lines, satellite dishes, or radio waves to span a larger geographic area than can be covered by a LAN.
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- n. Acronym of wide area network.
w(ide) a(rea) n(etwork).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)