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intranet

[in-truh-net] /ˈɪn trəˌnɛt/
noun
1.
a computer network with restricted access, as within a company, that uses software and protocols developed for the Internet.
Origin of intranet
1995-2000
Can be confused
Internet, intranet.
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  • He spent the time surfing readymade coasters and checking the intranet for engineer availability.

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British Dictionary definitions for intranet

intranet

/ˈɪntrəˌnɛt/
noun
1.
(computing) an internal network that makes use of internet technology
Word Origin
C20: from intra- + net1 (sense 8), modelled on internet
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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intranet in Science
intranet
  (ĭn'trə-nět')   
A privately maintained computer network that only authorized persons can access. Many corporations and institutions, for example, communicate with employees or members through the use of a private intranet.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
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intranet in Technology

networking
Any network which provides similar services within an organisation to those provided by the Internet outside it but which is not necessarily connected to the Internet. The commonest example is the use by a company of one or more World-Wide Web servers on an internal TCP/IP network for distribution of information within the company.
Since about 1995, intranets have become a major growth area in corporate computing due to the availability of cheap or free commercial browser and web server software which allows them to provide a simple, uniform hypertext interface to many kinds of information and application programs.
Some companies give limited access to their intranets to other companies or the general public. This is known as an "extranet".
(1997-07-14)

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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