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Should I use the or not:

The second level is (the) network layer.

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    Hi Malik! Please provide more context. Right now it is unclear what you are trying to achieve. – Morrison Bower Jul 20 '19 at 18:23
  • Are you asking if you should use the word "the" in this context? – Jasper Jul 20 '19 at 18:37
  • Can you provide an example that is a complete sentence? – Jasper Jul 20 '19 at 18:37
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Assuming you're speaking of computer networking, the required form in a sentence is the network layer. You will find many examples of good usage (including bare "Network Layer" for headings) in the wikipedia article

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Yes, the is required in the example sentence you gave.

Another example:

The network layer is layer three in the OSI model.

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