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intranet

[in-truh-net] /ˈɪn trəˌnɛt/
noun
1.
a computer network with restricted access, as within a company, that uses software and protocols developed for the Internet.
Origin of intranet
1990-1995
First recorded in 1990-95; intra- + (Inter)net
Can be confused
Internet, intranet.
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  • He spent the time surfing readymade coasters and checking the intranet for engineer availability.

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intranet

/ˈɪntrəˌnɛt/
noun
1.
(computing) an internal network that makes use of internet technology
Word Origin
C20: from intra- + net1 (sense 8), modelled on internet
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intranet
  (ĭn'trə-nět')   
A privately maintained computer network that only authorized persons can access. Many corporations and institutions, for example, communicate with employees or members through the use of a private intranet.
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