Wide Area Network


  • A central database used for information access by network users in multiple physical locations. Often refers to an Internet database, but WAIS servers have existed for some time outside the Internet arena.
  • A system of local area networks in different physical locations connected through communications software.
  • Generally a network of PC’s, remote to each other, connected by telecommunications lines.


  1. Legal Electronic Document Institute, Basic Principles of Automated Litigation Support (2005).
  2. Formerly American Document Management, Glossary of Terms, now 5i Solutions Glossary.
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