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the Internet

noun
 
 
/ˈɪntənet/ ( also the Net)
A1 the system that connects computers all over the world and allows people who use computers to look at websites (= electronic documents): She found a lot of information on the Internet. Computer conceptsInternet terminology and abbreviations
Translations of “the Internet”
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…
(Definition of the Internet from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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