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 Open Text makes software used for searching corporate intranets and managing documents., "Open Text Corp. has announced a deal to acquire Carbonite Inc., a provider of data-protection services, for about $800 million in cash, according to a statement Monday.," 11 Nov. 2019 Microsoft Search, which goes live Monday, makes available corporate information from your intranet in the same way Bing searches the Internet. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Microsoft's 10 biggest Ignite reveals include the new Edge, and more ways to tie Office to the web," 4 Nov. 2019 Pfeiffer tells Fortune that workstations used for the transcription process had previously been connected only to a National Security Council intranet that is isolated from the Internet. David Z. Morris, Fortune, "The Trump-Zelensky Call Was Transcribed Using Voice Recognition Software. Is That Secure?," 28 Sep. 2019 Check your employment contract, company handbook or intranet for details about compassionate leave. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Kate Middleton Took a Week of Bereavement Leave from Work to Process Her 2007 Breakup with Prince William," 8 June 2019 This account was compiled through interviews with dozens of former and current employees, business partners, corporate and court records, internal company memos and intranet posts. Natasha Khan, WSJ, "The Public Face of Huawei’s Global Fight," 19 Jan. 2019 The intranet features various internal corporate communications from Delos that had previously been leaked through an early iteration of the Delos, Inc. site. Bryan Bishop, The Verge, "A guide to Westworld’s viral marketing, for fans who don’t want to translate binary code," 6 Apr. 2018 The devices will also come loaded with safety and service information, and allow attendants to access their company email as well as United's intranet. Emily Price, Popular Mechanics, "You Might Buy Your Next In-Flight Cocktail With an iPhone 6 Plus," 11 Dec. 2014 Deutsche Bank AG, with some 30,000 employees eligible, received 134 inquiries during the first quarter, even though Germany’s biggest lender has ready-made forms on its employee intranet site. Elisabeth Behrmann,, "Germany’s Big Pay-Gap Problem," 3 June 2018

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First Known Use of intranet

1977, in the meaning defined above

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14 Nov 2019

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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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