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  • (LAN) A short-haul data communications system that connects ADP devices in a building or group of buildings within a few square kilometers, including (but not limited to) workstations, front-end processors, controllers, switches, and gateways. (JCS PUB 6-03. 7) Note 1: A LAN is not subject to public telecommunications regulations. See also bus topology, metropolitan area network, node (def. #1), ring network, star network, star topology, tree topology.