Internet Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “Internet” in the English Dictionary

"Internet" in American English

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Internetnoun [U]

 us   /ˈɪn·tərˌnet/ (also Net)
the ​largesystem of ​connectedcomputers around the ​world which ​people use to ​communicate with each other: I ​learned about it on the Internet.
(Definition of Internet from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"internet" in Business English

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(also Internet) uk   us   /ˈɪntənet/ INTERNET, IT
the internet the ​system for ​connectingcomputers around the ​world that ​allowspeople to ​shareinformation, 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 ​sharetrades 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 ​fulllist of ​results will be ​posted on the internet next (sth) from the internet You can ​downloaddiscountcoupons 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 ​cheapestproviders of mobile internet.

internetadjective [before noun]

(also Internet) uk   us   /ˈɪntənet/
INTERNET, IT relating to the internet: In Asia, the ​cellphone is a ​primary internet ​connectiondevice. The ​brokerincreased its internet ​capability to ​handle 40,000 ​trades a day. internet ​companies Our internet ​salessurpassedcatalogorders for the first ​time. an internet ​site
(Definition of internet from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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