Definition of Internet in English:

Internet

Line breaks: Inter|net
Pronunciation: /ˈɪntənɛt
 
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noun

(the Internet)
  • A global computer network providing a variety of information and communication facilities, consisting of interconnected networks using standardized communication protocols.
    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.

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