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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Noun[edit]

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”, in 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 erroneously considered synonymous.

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Verb[edit]

internet ‎(third-person singular simple present internets, present participle internetting, simple past and past participle internetted)

  1. (computing, informal) to use Internet; to search for something using Internet; to surf Internet
    Having no idea what that means, I am internetting like mad.

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Czech[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English Internet.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

internet m

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

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English Internet.

Noun[edit]

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

  1. internet

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English Internet.

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]

Borrowing from English Internet.

Noun[edit]

internet

  1. internet

Declension[edit]

Inflection of internet (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative internet
genitive internetin
partitive internetiä
illative internetiin
singular plural
nominative internet
accusative nom. internet
gen. internetin
genitive internetin
partitive internetiä
inessive internetissä
elative internetistä
illative internetiin
adessive internetillä
ablative internetiltä
allative internetille
essive internetinä
translative internetiksi
instructive
abessive internetittä
comitative

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English Internet.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

internet m ‎(plural internets)

  1. (singular only) the Internet
    Il a rencontré beaucoup d'amis sur internet la semaine dernière.
    (please add an English translation of this usage example)

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English Internet.

Noun[edit]

internet f ‎(uncountable)

  1. internet

Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing 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)

Declension[edit]

Inflection (plural in -ek, front unrounded harmony)
singular plural
nominative internet internetek
accusative internetet interneteket
dative internetnek interneteknek
instrumental internettel internetekkel
causal-final internetért internetekért
translative internetté internetekké
terminative internetig internetekig
essive-formal internetként internetekként
essive-modal
inessive internetben internetekben
superessive interneten interneteken
adessive internetnél interneteknél
illative internetbe internetekbe
sublative internetre internetekre
allative internethez internetekhez
elative internetből internetekből
delative internetről internetekről
ablative internettől internetektől
Possessive forms of internet
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. internetem interneteim
2nd person sing. interneted interneteid
3rd person sing. internete internetei
1st person plural internetünk interneteink
2nd person plural internetetek interneteitek
3rd person plural internetük interneteik

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Italian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English Internet.

Etymology[edit]

English

Noun[edit]

internet f ‎(invariable)

  1. internet

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English Internet.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

internet f (uncountable)

  1. internet

Quotations[edit]

For usage examples of this term, see Citations:internet.


Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing 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]

Borrowing 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.