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Internet

Internet

See also: İnternet, Întèrnet, and internet

English

Alternative forms

Proper noun

Internet

  1. The specific internet consisting of a global network of computers that communicate using Internet Protocol (IP) and that use Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) to identify the best paths to route those communications.
    • 2008, Lou Schuler, "Foreword", in Nate Green, Built for Show, page xi
      [] if you think the Internet existed in 1970, I can only guess that the education system has left at least one child behind.

Usage notes

  • Usage in reference to the global network is normally capitalised, reserving internet with a lower-case i for any other set of computer networks connected by internetworking. However, some (chiefly British) media outlets such as the BBC and the Times refer to the global network with a lower-case i.

Synonyms

  • See also Wikisaurus:Internet

Related terms

Translations

References

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Afrikaans

Etymology

Borrowing from English Internet.

Noun

Internet (uncountable)

  1. the Internet

Catalan

Etymology

Borrowing from English Internet.

Proper noun

Internet m

  1. Internet

Finnish

Etymology

Borrowing from English Internet.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈin̪t̪e̞rne̞t̪]
  • Hyphenation: in‧ter‧net

Proper noun

Internet

  1. (Internet) the Internet

Declension

Inflection of Internet (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative Internet
genitive Internetin
partitive Internetiä
illative Internetiin
singular plural
nominative Internet
accusative nom. Internet
gen. Internetin
genitive Internetin
partitive Internetiä
inessive Internetissä
elative Internetistä
illative Internetiin
adessive Internetillä
ablative Internetiltä
allative Internetille
essive Internetinä
translative Internetiksi
instructive
abessive Internetittä
comitative

Synonyms

  • (colloquial) netti
  • (colloquial) verkko
  • (colloquial, imprecisely) veppi, weppi
  • (imprecisely) www

French

Etymology

Borrowing from English Internet.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɛ̃.tɛʁ.nɛt/

Proper noun

Internet m

  1. the Internet

Usage notes

Generally used without the definite article in French, unlike English; thus "on the Internet" in French is sur Internet.

Synonyms


German

Etymology

Borrowing from English Internet.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɪntɐnɛt/

Noun

Internet n (genitive Internets, no plural)

  1. internet

Icelandic

Etymology

Borrowing from English Internet.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɪn̥tɛrˌnɛːt/

Proper noun

Internet n

  1. (usually definite) the Internet

Declension

Synonyms

See also

  • Veraldarvefur

Italian

Etymology

Borrowing from English Internet.

Pronunciation

Noun

Internet f (invariable)

  1. Alternative form of internet

Anagrams


Polish

Etymology

Borrowing from English Internet.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /inˈtɛrnɛt/ or /intɛrˈnɛt/

Proper noun

Internet m inan

  1. (Internet) the Internet

Declension

Derived terms


Portuguese

Etymology

Borrowing from English Internet.

Proper noun

Internet f

  1. World Wide Web (an information space on the Internet)
  2. Internet (specific internet consisting of the global network of computers)

Synonyms


Serbo-Croatian

Etymology

Borrowing from English Internet.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /înternet/
  • Hyphenation: In‧ter‧net

Proper noun

Ȉnternet m (Cyrillic spelling И̏нтернет)

  1. Internet

Swedish

Etymology

Borrowing from English Internet.

Proper noun

Internet

  1. the global Internet

internet

internet

See also: Internet, Întèrnet, and İnternet

English

Alternative forms

Noun

internet (plural internets)

  1. (countable) Any set of computer networks that communicate using the Internet Protocol. (An intranet.)
  2. (uncountable) The Internet, the largest global internet.
    • 2013 June 21, Oliver Burkeman, The tao of tech”, in The Guardian Weekly, volume 189, number 2, page 27:
      The dirty secret of the internet is that all this distraction and interruption is immensely profitable. Web companies like to boast about "creating compelling content", or offering services that let you "stay up to date with what your friends are doing", "share the things you love with the world" and so on.
  3. (countable) An internet connection, internet connectivity, access to the internet.
    Do you have internet at your place?  My internet is down and I want to check my email.
  4. (countable, Internet slang, humorous) A fictitious unit of scoring, awarded for making outstanding posts.

Usage notes

  • When referring to the global internet, the term is frequently capitalized: Internet. Over time, however, this is becoming less common.
  • The internet, the World Wide Web, and cyberspace are often erroneously considered synonymous.

Derived terms

See also

  • Web
  • Appendix:English internet slang

Translations

Verb

internet (third-person singular simple present internets, present participle internetting, simple past and past participle internetted)

  1. (computing, informal) to use Internet; to search for something using Internet; to surf Internet
    Having no idea what that means, I am internetting like mad.

Anagrams


Catalan

Noun

internet m (plural internets)

  1. internet

Czech

Etymology

Borrowing from English Internet.

Pronunciation

Noun

internet m

  1. the Internet
  2. internet (any set of computer networks)

Declension

Derived terms


Danish

Etymology

Borrowing from English Internet.

Noun

internet n (singular definite internettet, not used in plural form)

  1. internet

Synonyms

Related terms

See also


Dutch

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɪntərˌnɛt/
  • Hyphenation: in‧ter‧net

Etymology

Borrowing from English Internet.

Noun

internet n (uncountable)

  1. Internet (specific internet consisting of the global network of computers)

Derived terms

Verb

internet

  1. first-, second- and third-person singular present indicative of internetten
  2. imperative of internetten

Finnish

Etymology

Borrowing from English Internet.

Noun

internet

  1. internet

Declension

Inflection of internet (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative internet
genitive internetin
partitive internetiä
illative internetiin
singular plural
nominative internet
accusative nom. internet
gen. internetin
genitive internetin
partitive internetiä
inessive internetissä
elative internetistä
illative internetiin
adessive internetillä
ablative internetiltä
allative internetille
essive internetinä
translative internetiksi
instructive
abessive internetittä
comitative

French

Etymology

Borrowing from English Internet.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɛ̃.tɛʁ.nɛt/

Noun

internet m (plural internets)

  1. (singular only) the Internet
    Il a rencontré beaucoup d'amis sur internet la semaine dernière.
    (please add an English translation of this usage example)

Anagrams


Galician

Etymology

Borrowing from English Internet.

Noun

internet f (uncountable)

  1. internet

Hungarian

Etymology

Borrowing from English Internet.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈintɛrnɛt]
  • Hyphenation: in‧ter‧net

Noun

internet (plural internetek)

  1. Internet (specific internet consisting of the global network of computers)

Declension

Inflection (stem in -e-, front unrounded harmony)
singular plural
nominative internet internetek
accusative internetet interneteket
dative internetnek interneteknek
instrumental internettel internetekkel
causal-final internetért internetekért
translative internetté internetekké
terminative internetig internetekig
essive-formal internetként internetekként
essive-modal
inessive internetben internetekben
superessive interneten interneteken
adessive internetnél interneteknél
illative internetbe internetekbe
sublative internetre internetekre
allative internethez internetekhez
elative internetből internetekből
delative internetről internetekről
ablative internettől internetektől
Possessive forms of internet
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. internetem interneteim
2nd person sing. interneted interneteid
3rd person sing. internete internetei
1st person plural internetünk interneteink
2nd person plural internetetek interneteitek
3rd person plural internetük interneteik

Derived terms

(Compound words):


Italian

Alternative forms

Etymology

Borrowing from English Internet.

Etymology

English

Noun

internet f (invariable)

  1. internet

Anagrams


Portuguese

Etymology

Borrowing from English Internet.

Pronunciation

Noun

internet f (uncountable)

  1. internet

Quotations

For usage examples of this term, see Citations:internet.


Serbo-Croatian

Etymology

Borrowing from English Internet.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /înternet/
  • Hyphenation: in‧ter‧net

Noun

ȉnternet m (Cyrillic spelling и̏нтернет)

  1. internet

References

  • internet” in Hrvatski jezični portal

Spanish

Etymology

Borrowing from English Internet.

Noun

internet m, f (uncountable)

  1. internet

Usage notes

  • Internet is an ambiguous noun with no definite gender; both el and la are used.