in·​tra·​net | \ ˈin-trə-ˌnet How to pronounce intranet (audio) \

Definition of intranet

: a network operating like the World Wide Web but having access restricted to a limited group of authorized users (such as employees of a company)

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Recent Examples on the Web Many workers from places with intranets and direct ethernet links to business-grade bandwidth still need the same complex tools and are now tapping into them remotely. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, "Will Coronavirus Crash the Internet?," 23 Mar. 2020 Powell Software, a digital workplace and intranet SaaS software provider, raised $16 million in funding. Polina Marinova, Fortune, "Three VC and startup predictions about the year ahead," 31 Jan. 2020 The event appears to be a morale building exercise and was posted Friday on the hospital’s internal intranet, one of the regular updates that Director Keith M. Allen has been posting on COVID-19 and other topics. oregonlive, "Roseburg VA director leads coronavirus dance party without social distancing, face masks," 26 Apr. 2020 Employee-only podcasts are password-protected and usually uploaded and listenable from internal intranet sites only. Molly Beck, Quartz at Work, "Your company should have a podcast for its employees, especially now," 15 Apr. 2020 Published under the name Saravana Raja, the article claimed Vembu was himself hostile towards the writer for criticising the RSS on the intranet. Diksha Madhok, Quartz India, "How to talk about Modi with your boss," 6 Jan. 2020 If Microsoft Search for Bing ends up providing results no better maintained than the typical internal SharePoint intranet site, the value proposition would be sharply reduced. Jim Salter, Ars Technica, "Office365 Pro Plus won’t hijack your search engine after all," 11 Feb. 2020 As part of the new contract with Dallas County, the jail will begin to issue tablets to inmates who are connected to a secured intranet. Nic Garcia, Dallas News, "Why Dallas County is about to drastically drop the cost of a jailhouse phone call," 18 Feb. 2020 Though the government shifted some essential online functions to the country's National Information Network (NIN), a centralized national intranet, general connectivity was crippled for days. Sheena Mckenzie, CNN, "One of the worst crackdowns in decades is happening in Iran. Here's what we know," 3 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of intranet

1977, in the meaning defined above

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15 May 2020

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“Intranet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jun. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of intranet

computers : a network that works like the Internet but can only be used by certain people (such as the employees of a company)

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