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noun [countable] computing     VPN pronunciation in British English
/ˌviː pi: ˈen/
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  1. virtual private network: a way of creating a secure private network using a public encrypted network such as the internet. It is used by businesses for employees to communicate and by people who want to avoid censorship and other online restrictions.

    These kind of VPN solutions are used by companies all over the world.

    This meaning is based on one submitted to the Open Dictionary from United Kingdom on 29/05/2015


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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