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noun [countable] walled garden pronunciation in British English
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singularwalled garden
pluralwalled gardens
  1. 1
    computing a service provider on the Internet that controls usersaccess to content from other sources
    Many of us access the Internet through Apple’s walled garden.
  2. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    a service provider on the internet that controls users' access to content; examples include Facebook, Apple iOS, Google+ etc
    [Tim Berners Lee] also referenced the oft-called 'walled gardens' that prevents users from making completely free and unbiased choices in the software that they use.
    Submitted from United Kingdom on 18/04/2012


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