Definition of Internet in English:

Share this entry

Internet

Pronunciation: /ˈin(t)ərˌnet/

noun

(the Internet)
A global computer network providing a variety of information and communication facilities, consisting of interconnected networks using standardized communication protocols: the guide is also available on the Internet [as modifier]: Internet access an Internet connection
More example sentences
  • Whenever a user goes to a Web page on the Internet, a request for the page is sent to a server.
  • It will be a virtual network, living on top of the Internet, but it will grow very rapidly.
  • As with any network service you should only expose it to the Internet if you need to.

Origin

1970s (denoting a computer network connecting two or more smaller networks): from inter- 'reciprocal, mutual' + network.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: In·ter·net

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.