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noun [singular]     the internet pronunciation in British English

or the Internet

  1. millions of computers linked together in a network that allows people all over the world to exchange information. The internet is often simply called the Net.

    Do you have access to the internet?

    Students should be encouraged to use the internet as a resource.

    on the internet:

    The group posted the names of the men on the Internet.

    over the internet:

    It’s almost impossible to police material sent over the Internet.

    1. a.




      [only before noun] relating to the internet

      Internet businesses are booming as never before.

      How much are your internet connection charges?



a rainbow produced when water droplets in the air reflect light from the moon rather than the sun

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platform capitalism

a way of doing business that involves recruiting large numbers of people who work for themselves using the company's platform, as used by companies such as Uber, Deliveroo and the like

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