Internet


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Acronyms, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

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.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

In•ter•net

(ˈɪn tərˌnɛt)

n.
the, a large computer network linking smaller computer networks worldwide.
[1985–90]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.
The American Heritage® Student Science Dictionary, Second Edition. Copyright © 2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
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
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

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.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

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
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

Internet

(ˈintənet) , ((American) ˈintərnet) noun
a worldwide computer network that provides information on very many subjects and enables users to exchange messages.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

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
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009
Internet   
Collins Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009

internet

n internet m&f; on the — en el or la internet
English-Spanish/Spanish-English Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
The ever-shifting Internet population: A new look at Internet access and the digital divide.
"Virtually all [students] use the Internet to do research to help them write papers or complete class work or homework assignments," according to a recent report from the Pew Internet & American Life project.
The Secure Internet Interface includes new worm infection reports, at-a-glance summary pages, information on critical emerging threats and vulnerabilities, and recommendations on Symantec Managed Security Services' response activity around global emerging threats.
Overall, 72 percent of the typical commercial producers (more than $500,000 in annual farm sales) in the survey reported using the Internet in their farm business, up 20 percent from 1998.
MOABC.com is a leading mobile Internet portal in China with 11 million registered users and boasts one of the top-ranked mobile Internet sites, featuring mobile social networking, mobile games, and entertainment.
The last six years have seen an explosion of Internet use in Syria, with close to I million of the country's 18 million people now online, compared to just 30,000 in 2000.
The current debate is about whether broadband network owners, such as telephone and cable TV companies, should be required by law to treat everything sent on the Internet equally, or "neutrally."
Since 1999, nearly 100 percent of public schools in the United States have been wired for Internet access (NCES, 2002).
Whitlock of Cornell University, the director of that study, and other researchers are beginning to explore how young people communicate on the Internet. The scientists are examining how various online contacts affect a youngster's schoolwork, social life, and budding sense of identity.
Information: Scott Earnest, NIOSH/DART, 4676 Columbia Parkway, MS R5, Cincinnati, OH 45226 USA, 513-841-4539, fax: 513-841-4506, e-mail: gse0@cdc.gov; or Larry Reed, NIOSH/DSHEFS, 4676 Columbia Parkway, MS R12, Cincinnati, OH 45226 USA, 513-841-4366, e-mail: ler3@cdc.gov, Internet: http://www.aiha.org/aihce06/vent2006.htm
All of them are waving their cutlasses in outrage that the United States is refusing (for now) to relinquish its supervisory role over the private-sector, not-for-profit Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).
Soon after, it introduced the e-Japan Priority Policy Program, which had the lofty goal of creating an Internet society in which all information is digitized and universally available via a low-cost and convenient open network.