Internet

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noun In·ter·net \ˈin-tər-ˌnet\

Definition of Internet

  1. :  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> 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

1974

First Known Use of internet

1974

Variants of internet

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