What does the word network mean?

Usage examples for network

  1. New data flashed along the watchbird network. – Watchbird by Robert Sheckley
  2. We should expand the network of community development banks. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  3. A network of heavy bars ran across the roof, great bars of solid silver fully three feet thick. – The Black Star Passes by John W Campbell