[ ek-struh-net ]
/ ˈɛk strəˌnɛt /


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

Origin of extranet

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British Dictionary definitions for extranet

/ (ˈɛkstrəˌnɛt) /


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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Scientific definitions for 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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