Meaning of “extranet” in the English Dictionary


"extranet" in Business English

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extranetnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈekstrənet/ us

IT, INTERNET, COMMUNICATIONS a system of computers that makes it possible for a company and people outside the company to communicate and share information over the internet. Extranets also allow employees who work away from the office to connect to the office computers:

Extranets enable suppliers to react promptly to changes in a company's business, thereby cutting out wasteful stock and unnecessary human command chains.

(Definition of “extranet” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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