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)

Examples of intranet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Be sure your messages get out through the company intranet, email and newsletters, as well as in-person meetings or even a nudge via text. Robin Gandhi, Forbes, 21 Oct. 2021 Companies should take every opportunity to reassert their mission and purpose to ensure it’s embedded in the culture, posting the messaging in internal communications, intranet sites, and even on the office walls. Tima Bansal, Forbes, 14 Mar. 2022 Russia has also run tests on its RuNet intranet by disconnecting itself entirely from the global Internet. Sophie Mellor, Fortune, 22 Mar. 2022 Then, use that data to target employees through the channels where employees are—by maximizing the content on your intranet, for example, if that is the top way your employees engage with content. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 28 Jan. 2022 Contractors, for instance, are not able to request an extra computer monitor through Google’s intranet and don’t receive Alphabet stock as part of their compensation. Mark Bergen, Fortune, 11 Jan. 2022 The vast majority of residents are confined to the country's disconnected intranet. Andy Greenberg, Wired, 2 Feb. 2022 Build a section on the company intranet or SharePoint page specifically for leaders with alerts when new information is available. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 25 Jan. 2022 Conduct a brief training on some of the standard workplace technology, such as accessing employee portals and the company intranet, locating online employee handbooks, submitting timesheets and requesting PTO to help employees avoid frustration. Michael Timmes, Forbes, 15 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of intranet

1977, in the meaning defined above

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11 Jun 2022

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“Intranet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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