a computer network with restricted access, as within a company, that uses software and protocols developed for the Internet.
Inter- vs Intra-What’s the difference between the interstate highway and the intrastate highway? Inter- is a prefix that means between two groups, and intra- is a prefix which means within or inside one group. Inter- and intra- are both prefixes, which are groups of letters that are placed at the beginning of a word in order to change its meaning. Inter- Inter- is a common prefix that …
- intramural pregnancy,
- intranasal anesthesia,
- intransitive verb
Origin of intranet
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computing an internal network that makes use of internet technology
Word Origin for intranet
C20: from intra- + net 1 (sense 8), modelled on internet
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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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