Internet

noun In·ter·net \ ˈin-tər-ˌnet \
variants: or internet

Definition of Internet

:an electronic communications network that connects computer networks and organizational computer facilities around the world used with the except when being used attributively
  • doing research on the Internet
  • an Internet search
Note: In U.S. publications, the capitalized form Internet continues to be more common than internet, although the lowercase form is rapidly gaining more widespread use. In British publications, internet is now the more common form.
— compare world wide web

First Known Use of internet

1974

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INTERNET Defined for Kids

Internet

noun In·ter·net \ ˈin-tər-ˌnet \

Definition of Internet for Students

:a communications system that connects computers and databases all over the world


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