[ek-struh-net] /ˈɛk strəˌnɛt/
an intranet that is partially accessible to authorized persons outside of a company or organization.
(computing) an intranet that is modified to allow outsiders access to it, esp one belonging to a business that allows access to customers
An extension of an institution’s intranet, enabling communication between the institution and people it deals with, often by providing limited access to its intranet.
The extension of a company’s intranet out onto the Internet, e.g. to allow selected customers, suppliers and mobile workers to access the company’s private data and applications via the World-Wide Web. This is in contrast to, and usually in addition to, the company’s public website which is accessible to everyone. The difference can be somewhat blurred but generally an extranet implies real-time access through a firewall of some kind.
Such facilities require very careful attention to security but are becoming an increasingly important means of delivering services and communicating efficiently.
[Did Marc Andreessen invent the term in September 1996?]
[ek-struh-noo-klee-er, -nyoo- or, by metathesis, -kyuh-ler] /ˌɛk strəˈnu kli ər, -ˈnyu- or, by metathesis, -kyə lər/ adjective, Cell Biology. 1. pertaining to or affecting the parts of a cell outside the nucleus. /ˌɛkstrəˈnjuːklɪə/ adjective 1. (biology) situated or occurring in part of a cell outside the nucleus
[ek-struh-ok-yuh-ler, ek-struh-] /ˈɛk strəˈɒk yə lər, ˌɛk strə-/ noun, Anatomy. 1. . extraocular muscle ex·tra·oc·u·lar muscle (ěk’strə-ŏk’yə-lər) n. Any of the six small muscles that control movement of the eyeball within the socket.
[eks-tra-awr-dee-ner] /ɛks tra ɔr diˈnɛr/ adjective, French. 1. extraordinary; uncommon; remarkable. adj. 1940, from French extraordinaire (14c.), literally “extraordinary, unusual, out of the ordinary,” but used colloquially as a superlative; see extraordinary.
[ik-strawr-dn-er-ee, ek-struh-awr-] /ɪkˈstrɔr dnˌɛr i, ˌɛk strəˈɔr-/ adjective 1. beyond what is usual, ordinary, regular, or established: extraordinary costs. 2. exceptional in character, amount, extent, degree, etc.; noteworthy; remarkable: extraordinary speed; an extraordinary man. 3. (of an official, employee, etc.) outside of or additional to the ordinary staff; having a special, often temporary task or […]