What does telnet mean in Unix Commands?

This page is about the meanings of the acronym/abbreviation/shorthand telnet in the Computing field in general and in the Unix Commands terminology in particular.

TErminal over NETwork

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What does telnet mean?

telnet(Noun)
A network protocol that enables one computer to communicate with another via the Internet; the program that acts as the client in this situation

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