(1) A group of computers connected to each other to share computer software, data, communications, and Peripheral devices. Commonly, the definition of a network includes the Hardware and Software needed to connect the computers together. (2) Any connection of two or more computers that enables them to communicate. Networks may include Transmission devices, servers, cables, routers and satellites. The phone network is the total infrastructure for transmitting phone messages. (3) A System of Cables or wireless pathways that Link communication nodes.