Definition of Ethernet in English:


Pronunciation /ˈēTHərˌnet/ /ˈiθərˌnɛt/


  • A system for connecting a number of computer systems to form a local area network, with protocols to control the passing of information and to avoid simultaneous transmission by two or more systems.

    ‘The overriding reason for the success of Ethernet in the enterprise network has been cost-effectiveness.’
    • ‘In a nutshell, if you need to run a home network, Ethernet is significantly faster than wireless.’
    • ‘Another distinct advantage of Ethernet is its native scalability.’
    • ‘In the end game standard-based technology using Ethernet will win out.’
    • ‘First, Ethernet has a very large advantage by being a thoroughly entrenched networking technology.’


1970s blend of ether and network.