No working network could be totally and perfectly connected. It cannot be functional without a (limited) degree of leeway, or laxness. As said in terms of popular common sense: "All roads lead to Rome"(or anywhere else, or nowhere in particular)
In such a condition of indefinition the network is indetermined and cannot be usefully put to work.
And of course, if there are no connections at all between the elements, the network does not exist as such.
To become functional it must must acquire a more or less defined dynamic organization
It becomes partly determined in such a way when rules are introduced, defining a more or less wide variety of possible, but conditional transitions, together with other rules defining an adaptive dynamics (for ex. paralled distributed processing)
On the other hand, the specific conditions of space and time of the network limit the possible reaches of the rules.
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