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English definition of “the Internet”

the Internet

noun [no plural]   /ˈɪntənet/ (also the Net)
A1 a system that connects computers around the world so you can share information with other people : Cambridge dictionaries are available on the Internet .
(Definition of the Internet noun from the Cambridge Essential Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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