• The world-wide collection of inter-connected networks that all use the TCP/IP protocols and that evolved from the ARPANET of the late 1960’s and early 1970’s.  1
  • A worldwide computer network containing a broad array of services and information available to any individual with a PC and the paid connection.  2
  • The interconnecting global public network made by connecting smaller shared public networks. The most well-known Internet is the Internet, the worldwide network of networks which use the TCP/IP protocol to facilitate information exchange.  3


  1. Legal Electronic Document Institute, Basic Principles of Automated Litigation Support (2005).
  2. Formerly American Document Management, Glossary of Terms, now 5i Solutions Glossary.
  3. Kroll Ontrack, Glossary of Terms