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noun [singular] the Internet pronunciation in British English /ˈɪntə(r)ˌnet/
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  1. a computer system that allows people in different parts of the world to exchange information. You can use the Internet to get information from websites and to send and receive messages by email. 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.
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      [only before noun] relating to the Internet
      Internet businesses are booming as never before.
      How much are your internet connection charges?
      We offer a full range of internet services.


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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