virtual private network: a system or technology that uses a public network, usually the internet, to transmit encrypted data between a private network and a remote authorized user.
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Origin of VPN
First recorded in 1980–85
Words nearby VPN
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Example sentences from the Web for VPN
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British Dictionary definitions for VPN
virtual private network: a network that uses the internet to transfer information using secure methods
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