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internet

noun (also Internet)
 
 
/ˈɪntənet/ INTERNET, IT
the internet the system for connecting computers around the world that allows people to share information, visit websites, communicate using email, etc.: on/over/via the internet When you shop on the internet, be careful where you buy and who you buy from. More than one-quarter of American share trades now take place via the internet.access the internet You can now access the internet just about anywhere, at any time.advertise (sth)/post sth on the internet The full list of results will be posted on the internet next week.download (sth) from the internet You can download discount coupons for many restaurants from the internet.
[U] the fact of the internet being available to use: You will need broadband internet in order to use this service. We are one of the cheapest providers of mobile internet.
(Definition of internet noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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