A network is any array
of dots, connected to each other in any manner. In practice, the dots can represent nearly any device.
- A flowchart is a network whose "dots" are symbols representing various ideas and concepts, like "Merge" and "Decision."
- The Unified Modeling Language (UML) is used to define networks whose dots are branches, state machines, stereotypes, actors, uses, packages, and a few more.
- An electrical circuit is a network whose dots are inductors, connections, resistors, capacitors, power sources...any number of electronic components.