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 But instead of traditional engagement surveys, why not figure out a way to ask a daily question—perhaps the first thing that pops up on your intranet tool. Expert Panel®, Forbes, "Nine Practical Ways To Gain Insight Into Employee Engagement," 9 Mar. 2021 On the intranet site, incorporate gamification and interactive methods such as rewards, surveys and playables to ascertain feedback. Expert Panel®, Forbes, "10 Ways To Collect Team Feedback On Internal-Facing Tech," 4 Mar. 2021 The Iranian government operates its own domestic intranet (the National Information Network) that provides its own unique lessons on internet control and fragmentation. Justin Sherman, Wired, "Biden Faces a Steep Challenge to Unite Democracies on Tech," 24 Feb. 2021 Other companies have an employee self-service feature on the company intranet where employees can access this type of information. Johnny C. Taylor Jr., USA TODAY, "Is it legal to be recorded at work without consent? Ask HR explains what you need to know," 26 Jan. 2021 Andrea Cosindas, a 73-year-old former teacher from Holbrook, Mass., goes online once a week to check her email, bank accounts and work intranet at, where she is employed part time. Katie Deighton, WSJ, "Some Companies Make Their Websites More Elderly-Friendly," 24 Oct. 2020 For example, on our company’s intranet, every article about the opioid crisis includes a link to an educational website offered through our Shatterproof partnership. Christopher J. Swift, Fortune, "A guide for companies that want to fight the stigma around opioid addiction," 6 July 2020 My call to action was published externally on a magazine’s website, as well as on our intranet. Christopher J. Swift, Fortune, "A guide for companies that want to fight the stigma around opioid addiction," 6 July 2020 This included a series of op-eds on community issues on our intranet, and a wide range of virtual gatherings, coffee chats, and happy hours over Zoom. Richard Socarides, Fortune, "How companies can celebrate intersectional diversity in a remote work world," 29 June 2020

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First Known Use of intranet

1977, in the meaning defined above

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19 Mar 2021

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“Intranet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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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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