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ex·tra·net

 (ĕk′strə-nĕt′)
n.
An extension of an institution's intranet, especially over the World Wide Web, enabling communication between the institution and people it deals with, often by providing limited access to its intranet.

extranet

(ˈɛkstrəˌnɛt)
n
(Computer Science) computing an intranet that is modified to allow outsiders access to it, esp one belonging to a business that allows access to customers
[C20: from extra- + net1 (sense 8), modelled on intranet]

ex•tra•net

(ˈɛk strəˌnɛt)
n.
an intranet that is partially accessible to authorized persons outside of a company or organization.
[1995–2000]
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