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English definition of “the internet”

the internet

noun [S]     /ˈɪn.tə.net/ US  /-t̬ɚ-/ (informal the Net)
A1 the large system of connected computers around the world that allows people to share information and communicate with each other: I found out about the bombings from/on the internet .Internet terminology and abbreviationsComputer concepts Grammar:Internet discourse and text messagesWe commonly communicate by means of emails or by sending texts on mobile phones and other small devices. This type of communication is normally informal, and the messages are often written very quickly.Grammar:Saying email and internet addresses
(Definition of the internet noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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