• Internet


    • RP IPA: /ˈɪntəˌnɛt/
    • US enPR: ĭnʹtərnĕt', IPA: /ˈɪntɚˌnɛt/

    Full definition of internet



    (plural internets)
    1. Any set of computer networks that communicate using the Internet Protocol. (An intranet.)
    2. The Internet, the largest global internet.
      • 2013-06-21, Oliver Burkeman, The tao of tech, The dirty secret of the internet is that all this distraction and interruption is immensely profitable. Web companies like to boast about "creating compelling content", or offering services that let you "stay up to date with what your friends are doing", "share the things you love with the world" and so on.
    3. An internet connection, internet connectivity, access to the internet.
      Do you have internet at your place?  My internet is down and I want to check my email.

    Usage notes

    When referring to the global internet, the term is frequently capitalized: Internet. Over time, however, this is becoming less common.


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