1. Noun.  (computing) acronym for "'''Local Area Network'''", as contrasted with a '''WAN''', or ''Wide Area Network''. An interconnection of computers that are in relatively close proximity to each other, such as within a building.
  2. Noun.  (computing) A network on which all devices communicate using OSI model device layer addressing; (Internet) A network on which all communication is delivered by way of MAC address. A network which is not routed.

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