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the internet

noun [S] uk   /ˈɪn.tə.net/ us    /-t̬ɚ-/ ( informal the Net)
A1 the large system of connected computers around the world that allows people to share information and communicate with each other: I found out about the bombings from/on the internet.
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in Korean 인터넷…
in Arabic الإنْتَرنِت…
in Portuguese a rede, a internet…
in Catalan Internet…
in Japanese インターネット…
in Italian l’Internet…
in Chinese (Traditional) 國際互聯網,網際網路…
in Russian Интернет…
in Turkish İnternet…
in Chinese (Simplified) 国际互联网,因特网…
in Polish Internet…
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