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extranet Syllabification: ex·tra·net
Pronunciation: /ˈekstrəˌnet/

Definition of extranet in English:


An intranet that can be partially accessed by authorized outside users, enabling businesses to exchange information over the Internet securely.
Example sentences
  • 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.


1990s: from extra- 'outside' + net, by analogy with intranet.

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