What does LAN stand for?

Local Area Network

LAN is an acronym for Local Area Network that is pronounced as "Lan" (like "land" without the "d"). It is commonly used to refer to a "LAN party," which is a social gathering where gamers bring their own computers to play together on a LAN.

LAN parties may involve just a couple of people at someone's house or thousands in an arena-type setting. Partygoers commonly play multiplayer video games that start in the evening and last until the next morning, which makes fast food and energy drinks a popular choice for consumption.


R u gonna make the LAN party this weekend at my place?
Example of a LAN party
Example of a LAN party

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Updated October 5, 2016

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