internet Definition

a global computer network providing a variety of information and communication facilities, consisting of interconnected networks using standardized communication protocols.

Using internet: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "internet" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    I spend most of my time on the internet.

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    The internet has revolutionized the way we communicate and access information.

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    You can find almost anything on the internet.

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    The internet is down, so I can't access my email.

internet Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for internet

  • web
  • net
  • cyberspace
  • world wide web

Phrases with internet

  • browse or search the internet


    I like to surf the internet in my free time.

  • internet of things

    a system of interrelated computing devices, mechanical and digital machines, objects, animals or people that are provided with unique identifiers and the ability to transfer data over a network without requiring human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction.


    The internet of things has the potential to revolutionize the way we live our lives.

  • a psychological dependence on the internet, characterized by excessive or compulsive use of the internet, to the detriment of one's physical, social, and/or psychological well-being.


    Internet addiction is becoming an increasingly common problem in today's society.


Summary: internet in Brief

The term 'internet' [ˈɪntərnɛt] refers to a global computer network that provides various information and communication facilities. It consists of interconnected networks that use standardized communication protocols. The internet has revolutionized the way we communicate and access information, and it is characterized by phrases like 'surf the internet,' 'internet of things,' and 'internet addiction.'

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