ex·​tra·​net ˈek-strə-ˌnet How to pronounce extranet (audio)
: a network (as of a company) similar to an intranet that also allows access by certain others (such as customers or suppliers)

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web However, the attack did impact an older extranet system, used by current and retired staff as well as partners. Craig Timberg, Washington Post, 29 Apr. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1995, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of extranet was in 1995

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“Extranet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/extranet. Accessed 28 Mar. 2023.

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