internet

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Coined by the United States Department of Defense in 1986, as a shortening of internetwork.

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internet (plural internets)

  1. (countable) Any set of computer networks that communicate using the Internet Protocol. (An intranet.)
  2. (uncountable) The Internet, the largest global internet.
    • 2013 June 21, Oliver Burkeman, “The tao of tech”, The Guardian Weekly, volume 189, number 2, page 27: 
      The dirty secret of the internet is that all this distraction and interruption is immensely profitable. Web companies like to boast about "creating compelling content", or offering services that let you "stay up to date with what your friends are doing", "share the things you love with the world" and so on.
  3. (countable) An internet connection, internet connectivity, access to the internet.
    Do you have internet at your place?  My internet is down and I want to check my email.
  4. (countable, Internet slang, humorous) A fictitious unit of scoring, awarded for making outstanding posts.

Usage notes[edit]

  • When referring to the global internet, the term is frequently capitalized: Internet. Over time, however, this is becoming less common.
  • The internet, the world wide web, and cyberspace are often considered synonymous.

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Czech[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Internet.

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Noun[edit]

internet m

  1. the Internet
  2. internet (any set of computer networks)

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Internet.

Noun[edit]

internet n (singular definite internettet, not used in plural form)

  1. internet

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Internet.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈɪntərˌnɛt/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: in‧ter‧net

Noun[edit]

internet n (uncountable)

  1. Internet (specific internet consisting of the global network of computers)

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Verb[edit]

internet

  1. first-, second- and third-person singular present indicative of internetten
  2. imperative of internetten

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Internet.

Noun[edit]

internet

  1. internet

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Internet.

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internet m

  1. (singular only) the Internet
    Il a rencontré beaucoup d'amis sur internet la semaine dernière.

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Internet.

Noun[edit]

internet f (uncountable)

  1. internet

Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Internet.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈintɛrnɛt/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: in‧ter‧net

Noun[edit]

internet (plural internetek)

  1. Internet (specific internet consisting of the global network of computers)

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Internet.

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English

Noun[edit]

internet f (invariable)

  1. internet

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Internet.

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internet f (uncountable)

  1. internet

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Internet.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /înternet/
  • Hyphenation: in‧ter‧net

Noun[edit]

ȉnternet m (Cyrillic spelling и̏нтернет)

  1. internet

References[edit]

  • internet” in Hrvatski jezični portal

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Internet.

Noun[edit]

internet m, f (uncountable)

  1. internet

Usage notes[edit]

  • Internet is an ambiguous noun with no definite gender; both el and la are used.