internet meaning

Pronunciation:   "internet" in a sentence
Noun: internet  intu(r)net
  1. A computer network consisting of a worldwide network of computer networks that use the TCP/IP network protocols to facilitate data transmission and exchange
    - net, cyberspace, Internet

Type of: computer network

Encyclopedia: Internet

AmE / (usually the Internet) (also the Net, informal) noun [sing.]


(IT )

an international computer network that connects other networks and computers all over the world:

The company is trying to build a strong presence on the Internet.

You can download the software from the Internet.

We aim to build a truly global Internet company.

In a few years, Internet connectivity will be nearly universal in richer countries.


A worldwide, interconnected system of computer networks. Originated in the late 1960s as ARPAnet (Advanced Research Projects Agency network). Still used extensively by educators and scientists, but gaining popularity among personal-computer users. Sometimes called the INFORMATION SUPERHIGHWAY.

A loose confederation of computer communication networks around the world. The networks that make up the Internet are connected through several backbone networks. The Internet grew out of the US Government ARPAnet project and was designed to facilitate information exchange.

<networking> (Note: not capitalised) Any set of networks interconnected with routers. The Internet is the biggest example of an internet.


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