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Main Entry: clin·ic
Pronunciation:
'kli-nik
Function: noun
Etymology: French clinique, from Greek klinikE
Date: circa 1843

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1 : a class of medical instruction in which patients are examined and discussed
2 : a group meeting devoted to the analysis and solution of concrete problems or to the acquiring of specific skills or knowledge <writing clinics> <golf clinics> <The Computer clinic>
3 a
: a facility (as of a hospital) for diagnosis and treatment of outpatients b : a group practice in which several physicians work cooperatively

Main Entry: net·work·ing
Function: noun
Date: 1966
1 : the exchange of information or services among individuals, groups, or institutions
2 : the establishment or use of a computer network

Main Entry: 1net
Pronunciation: 'net
Function: noun
Usage: often capital
Etymology: Middle English nett, from Old English; akin to Old High German nezzi net
Date: before 12th century
1 a : an open-meshed fabric twisted, knotted, or woven together at regular intervals b : something made of net: as (1) : a device for catching fish, birds, or insects (2) : a fabric barricade which divides a court in half (as in tennis or volleyball) and over which a ball or shuttlecock must be hit to be in play (3) : the fabric that encloses the sides and back of the goal in various games (as soccer or hockey)
2 : an entrapping device or situation <caught in the net of suspicious circumstances>
3 : something resembling a net in reticulation (as of lines, fibers, or figures)
4 a : a group of communications stations operating under unified control b : NETWORK

 

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