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Definition of Internet noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



(also internet) noun
the Internet (informal the Net) [singular]
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 an international computer network connecting other networks and computers from companies, universities, etc. I looked it up on the Internet. You can buy our goods over the Internet. All the rooms have access to the Internet/Internet access. an Internet service provider (= a company that provides you with an Internet connection and services such as e-mail, etc.) Topic CollocationsE-mail and the Internete-mail receive/get/open an e-mail write/send/answer/forward/delete an e-mail check/read/access your e-mail block/filter (out) junk/spam/unsolicited e-mails exchange e-mail addresses open/check your inbox junk mail fills/floods/clogs your inbox have/set up an e-mail account open/send/contain an attachment sign up for/receive e-mail alertsconnecting to the Internet use/access/log onto the Internet/the Web go online/on the Internet have a high-speed/dial-up/broadband/wireless (Internet) connection access/connect to/locate a server use/open/close/launch a/your Web browser browse/surf/search/scour the Internet/the Web send/contain/spread/detect a (computer/e-mail) virus update your anti-virus software install/use/configure a firewall accept/enable/block/delete cookiesusing the Internet visit/check a Web site/an Internet site/somebody's blog create/design/launch a Web site/social networking site start/write/post/read/follow a blog update your blog/a Web site be in/meet somebody in/go into/enter an Internet chat room download/upload music/software/a song/a podcast/a file/a copy of something share information/data/files post a comment/message on a Web site/on a message board/in a Web forum/in an Internet chat room stream video/audio/music/content over the Internet join/participate in/visit/provide a (Web-based/web/online/Internet/discussion) forum generate/increase/monitor Internet traffic see also intranet, WWW
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: Internet