International Journal on Computer Science and Technology (IJCST)
"A Mobile Ad-hoc NETwork (MANET) is collection of nodes that can physically move and that communicate using wireless technology. Each node can also act as a router and nodes cooperate to facilitate multi-hop connections. This is in contrast to the well-known single hop cellular network model that supports the needs of wireless communication by installing base stations as access points. In these cellular networks, communications between two mobile nodes completely rely on the wired backbone and the fixed base stations."