Definition of extranet in English:

extranet

Line breaks: extra|net
Pronunciation: /ˈɛkstrənɛt
 
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noun

  • An intranet that can be partially accessed by authorized outside users, enabling businesses to exchange information over the Internet in a secure way: where intranets embrace employees within a company, extranets extend outwards to offer similar functions to those working closely with the business but separate from it
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    • This includes Web portal access tools provided by database vendors for intranet, extranet or Internet access.
    • Increased Internet use, mobile computing, intranets and extranets, and e-commerce initiatives are integral to business communications.
    • The company develops and adapts the software for companies to multiple environments including internet, intranets, extranets, wireless and text messaging.

Origin

1990s: from extra- + net1 by analogy with intranet.

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