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floating area network

floating area network
 n.— «You’ve head of WANs (wide area networks) and LANs (local area networks). Now, get ready for a new buzz word: FAN. That’s floating area network. Port Townsend-based Mobilisa, best known for bringing Wi-Fi to the Washington State Ferries, said it has received a contract worth nearly $1 million from the U.S. Navy to create secure wireless networks for ships that travel together in battle groups.» —“A new buzz word” by John Cook Venture Blog Apr. 26, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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