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internet vs. intranet

internet vs. intranet: What's the difference?

Both internet and intranet refer to computer networks. The internet links smaller computer networks to a vast public web of worldwide networks. An intranet is usually a local network, often within a single company, that uses the protocols and systems developed for the internet but with access restricted to the computers in that network. To help distinguish them, remember inter- means “between” or “among” and intra- means “within.”

[ in-ter-net ]
    [ in-truh-net ]
    1. a computer network with restricted access, as within a company, that uses software and protocols developed for the internet.

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