intranet

[ in-truh-net ]
/ ˈɪn trəˌnɛt /

noun Digital Technology.

a computer network with restricted access, as within a company, that uses software and protocols developed for the internet.

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Origin of intranet

First recorded in 1990–95; intra- + (inter)net

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH intranet

internet, intranet .
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British Dictionary definitions for intranet

intranet
/ (ˈɪntrəˌnɛt) /

noun

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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Scientific definitions for intranet

intranet
[ ĭntrə-nĕt′ ]

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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