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intranet

[in-truh-net]
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noun
  1. a computer network with restricted access, as within a company, that uses software and protocols developed for the Internet.

Origin of intranet

First recorded in 1990–95; intra- + (Inter)net
Can be confusedInternet intranet
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  • He spent the time surfing readymade coasters and checking the intranet for engineer availability.

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British Dictionary definitions for intranet

intranet

noun
  1. computing an internal network that makes use of internet technology

Word Origin

C20: from intra- + net 1 (sense 8), modelled on internet
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intranet in Science

intranet

[ĭntrə-nĕt′]
  1. 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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