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in·ter·net

also In·ter·net  (ĭn′tər-nĕt′)
n.
A publicly accessible system of networks that connects computers around the world via the TCP/IP protocol.

internet

(ˈɪntəˌnɛt)
n
(Communications & Information) the internet (sometimes with a capital) the single worldwide computer network that interconnects other computer networks, on which end-user services, such as World Wide Web sites or data archives, are located, enabling data and other information to be exchanged. Also known as: the Net

In•ter•net

(ˈɪn tərˌnɛt)

n.
the, a large computer network linking smaller computer networks worldwide.
[1985–90]

In·ter·net

(ĭn′tər-nĕt′)
A system connecting computers around the world using a common software protocol for transmitting and receiving data. This protocol is known as TCP/IP, which stands for Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol.
Did You Know? Although the Internet is an immense global network that reaches millions of homes and businesses, it began as a relatively simple computer network called ARPANET, funded by a Department of Defense research agency. ARPANET linked educational institutions and research facilities. Users could transfer files, send e-mail, and post messages in a forum called USENET. Later, the development of HTTP (hypertext transfer protocol) allowed users to make connections from one electronic document to others by using hyperlinks. Such hyperlinked electronic documents (called webpages) can consist of text, pictures, and sound files. Over a billion of these webpages form the World Wide Web. The transmission of webpages, e-mails, files, and similar electronic data takes place on the massive network known as the Internet. What began as a simple way for military and educational researchers to communicate has developed into an international means of communicating ideas, as well as transmitting text, pictures, sound files, and even entire movies.

Internet

1. A worldwide system of interconnected computer networks that may be accessed via a computer and a modem.
2. A worldwide system of interconnected computer networks that may be accessed via a computer and modem.
3. The totality of the world’s interconnected communications networks.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.internet - a computer network consisting of a worldwide network of computer networks that use the TCP/IP network protocols to facilitate data transmission and exchangeinternet - a computer network consisting of a worldwide network of computer networks that use the TCP/IP network protocols to facilitate data transmission and exchange
computer network - (computer science) a network of computers

Internet

noun
the Internet the information superhighway, the net (informal), the web (informal), the World Wide Web, cyberspace He buys most of his books on the Internet.
Translations
internet
الإِنْتَرْنِتالإنترنت: شَبَكَة الإتصالات
Internet
internet
internet
reto
Internetnetti
internet
internetvilágháló
インターネット
인터넷인터네트
internexusinterrete
internetas
Internets
Internet
internet
Internet
อินเตอร์เน็ต
internetİnternetuluslararası ağ
mạng Internet

Internet

[ˈɪntənet]
A. N the Internet(el or la) Internet
B. CPD Internet café Ncibercafé m
Internet Service Provider Nservidor m, proveedor m de servicios de Internet
Internet surfer Ninternauta mf, cibernauta mf
Internet user Ninternauta mf

internet

Internet [ˈɪntərnɛt]
n
the Internet → Internet m
on the Internet → sur Internet
the huge amount of information available on the Internet → l'énorme quantité d'information disponible sur Internet
to have access to the Internet → avoir accès à Internet
Do you have access to the Internet either at work or at home? → Avez-vous accès à Internet à la maison ou au bureau?
modif [company, business, service, protocol, browser] → Internet
a high-tech rarity - an Internet business that makes money → une rareté high-tech: une entreprise Internet qui fait de l'argent
Internet banking → gestion de compte bancaire sur Internet internet access, internet connection, internet site, internet userinternet access Internet access naccès m Internetinternet bank Internet bank nbanque f sur Internet, banque f par Internetinternet café Internet café ncybercafé minternet connection Internet connection nconnexion f Internetinternet service provider Internet service provider nfournisseur m d'accès à Internetinternet site Internet site nsite m Internetinternet user Internet user nutilisateur m Internet, internaute mf
50% of Internet users → 50% des internautes, 50% des utilisateurs Internet

Internet

n the Internetdas Internet; to surf the Internetim Internet surfen

Internet

:
Internet access
nInternetanschluss mor -zugang m
Internet account
n auf eine Person bezogener, per Benutzername und Kennwort zugänglicher Internetanschluss, → Internet-Account m
Internet banking
nInternetbanking nt
Internet café
nInternet-Café nt
Internet commerce
nInternethandel m, → Handel müber das Internet
Internet connection
nInternetanschluss mor -verbindung f
Internet-enabled
adj mobile phone, TV etcinternetfähig
Internet service provider
nInternet-Anbieter m
internet site
nInternetsite f

Internet

(ˈintənet) , ((American) ˈintərnet) noun
a worldwide computer network that provides information on very many subjects and enables users to exchange messages.

internet

الإِنْتَرْنِت internet internet Internet διαδίκτυο Internet internet Internet internet Internet インターネット 인터넷 internet Internett Internet Internet Интернет Internet อินเตอร์เน็ต internet mạng Internet 因特网
Internet   

internet

n internet m&f; on the — en el or la internet
References in periodicals archive ?
ARPANET was a very cloistered realm, exclusively the province of scientists and graduate students.
Stephen Wolff, a past recipient of the Postel Award, said, "CSNET was a critical link in the transition from the research-oriented ARPANET to today's global Internet.
lt;strong>Late 1971: </strong>The first emails are sent over the ARPANET network, by Ray Tomlinson - who would also propose the @ sign as being a crucial part of email addresses.
But ARPANET was a tiny networking of about 30 universities, a far cry from today's "information superhighway," ironically a phrase widely credited to Gore.
Declan McCullagh broke the story in the online Wired News and his Politech e-mail news service, pointing out that Gore was just 21 years old when the Defense Department commissioned the original ARPANET in 1969.
It was called ARPANET - Advanced Research Projects Agency Network.
By the late 1980s, the National Science Foundation put into place a new national wide-area network called NSFNET, which took the place of ARPANET as a critical part of the Internet backbone and signaled a role for the Internet as supporting the research and educational community.