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 for local area network
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  LAN \LAN\ n. [Local Area Network.]
     A local area network; a network[3] connecting computers and
     word processors and other electronic office equipment within
     a small area, to create an inter-office system, typically
     within one building or one site of a corporation. Contrasted
     to WAN, a wide-area network.
  
     Syn: local area network.
          [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  local area network
      n 1: a local computer network for communication between
           computers; especially a network connecting computers and
           word processors and other electronic office equipment to
           create a communication system between offices [syn: local
           area network, LAN]

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  local area network
  LAN
  
      (LAN) A data communications network which is
     geographically limited (typically to a 1 km radius) allowing
     easy interconnection of terminals, microprocessors and
     computers within adjacent buildings.  Ethernet and FDDI
     are examples of standard LANs.
  
     Because the network is known to cover only a small area,
     optimisations can be made in the network signal protocols that
     permit data rates up to 100Mb/s.
  
     See also token ring, wide area network, metropolitan area
     network..
  
     Usenet newsgroup: news:comp.dcom.lans.misc.
  
     (1995-03-13)
  

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