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 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 One employee voiced his objection in May on the company’s intranet by citing Biblical passages. Washington Post, "IKEA manager charged for firing Pole over anti-gay remarks," 28 May 2020 Workers are streaming meetings and pushing large files back and forth that would usually be on an intranet. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, "Will Coronavirus Crash the Internet?," 23 Mar. 2020 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

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First Known Use of intranet

1977, in the meaning defined above

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4 Jul 2020

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“Intranet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jul. 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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