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Net is:

  • A device made by fibers woven in a grid-like structure, like fishing net, the goal in soccer and the court divider in tennis.
  • In computing, the word net is sometimes used to mean trapping device or network.
  • The Net (or the 'net) is a synonym for Internet. A fiction film The Net[?], a sort of horror movie about the Internet, was produced in the mid 1990s.
  • .NET, a Microsoft project for creating a platform for internet.
  • In mathematics, "net" is a concept in topology that generalizes sequences and allows unification of various notions of limit. See Net (mathematics).
  • A term meaning "after deductions". Compare: gross

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