From Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium
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- Ether (chemistry): A chemical compound in which two hydrocarbons are joined together by an intervening oxygen atom; denoted R-O-R. In the past, diethyl ether was used as an anesthetic; still widely used in industrial chemistry
- Ether (physics): Medium that can carry electromagnetic waves (obsolete)
- Ethernet: An early proprietary standard for local area networks developed by IEEE Project 802; the term has become generic for various connectors and communications techniques although the name of a standard would be more precise.
See also Aether (disambiguation).