Definition of Ethernet noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

Ethernet

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈiːθənet//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈiːθərnet//
 
[singular](computing)
 
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a system for connecting a number of computer systems to form a network Word Origin 1970s: blend of ether and network.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: Ethernet