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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 lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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