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Definition of "extranet" [extranet]

  • An extension of an institution's intranet, especially over the World Wide Web, enabling communication between the institution and people it deals with, often by providing limited access to its intranet. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "extranet" in a sentence
  • "The extranet was a great tool for use to organize the documents for our client and allowed the purchaser easy access to the documents."
  • "A keypad, LCD screen and battery are embedded into the back of each card, allowing it to become the platform for secure applications such as extranet access."
  • "Whether this is in the form of electronic touch points with trading partner systems, or even direct access by external users through some kind of extranet or portal, there can be no doubt that the 'back office' label is no longer appropriate, at least in terms of capability."