extranet

[ ek-struh-net ]
/ ˈɛk strəˌnɛt /

noun

an intranet that is partially accessible to authorized persons outside of a company or organization.

Nearby words

  1. extrametrical,
  2. extramundane,
  3. extramural,
  4. extraneous,
  5. extraneously,
  6. extranuclear,
  7. extraocular muscle,
  8. extraordinaire,
  9. extraordinary,
  10. extraordinary general meeting

Origin of extranet

1995–2000

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British Dictionary definitions for extranet

extranet

/ (ˈɛkstrəˌnɛt) /

noun

computing an intranet that is modified to allow outsiders access to it, esp one belonging to a business that allows access to customers

Word Origin for extranet

C20: from extra- + net 1 (sense 8), modelled on intranet

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Science definitions for extranet

extranet

[ ĕkstrə-nĕt′ ]

An extension of an institution's intranet, enabling communication between the institution and people it deals with, often by providing limited access to its intranet.
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