Definition of neural network in US English:

neural network

(also neural net)


  • A computer system modeled on the human brain and nervous system.

    • ‘‘New developments in artificial intelligence and computer algorithms have taken neural nets to where they act more like human intelligence,’ he said.’
    • ‘McCulloch and Pitts first described a neural network as a computer model of a biological neuron that could generate binary output.’
    • ‘A neural network is a computer architecture modeled on the human brain, consisting of nodes connected to each other by links of differing strengths.’
    • ‘The computer model was a neural network trained to make aesthetic evaluations based on melodic fragments of Charlie Parker.’
    • ‘Yet physicists hope to learn something about memory by studying simplified computer models called neural networks, which have some properties in common with real brains.’
    system, complex, interconnected structure, interconnected system, complex arrangement, complex system, nexus, web
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neural network

/ˈn(j)ʊrəl ˈnɛtˌwərk/