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HyperText Markup Language: a set of standards, a variety of SGML, used to tag the elements of a hypertext document. It is the standard protocol for formatting and displaying documents on the World Wide Web.
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Examples from the Web for HTML
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  • In this HTML version of this e-book, plates are linked to larger versions of the illustrations.

  • The first title page was placed before this list for this HTML edition.

    Peter Cooper Rossiter W. Raymond
  • These pages are retained as comments in the HTML, and can be seen by viewing the page source.

  • These have been kept in the HTML version to align the page numbers.

    Scottish Ghost Stories Elliott O'Donnell
  • In the HTML version of this book, images of the plates are linked to larger versions of the illustrations.

    The Evolution of Culture Augustus Henry Lane-Fox Pitt-Rivers
  • Some compromises had to be made in laying out this HTML version.

    All Round the Year Edith Nesbit
British Dictionary definitions for HTML


hypertext markup language: a text description language that is used for electronic publishing, esp on the Internet
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for HTML

1992, standing for Hypertext Markup Language.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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HTML in Science
A markup language used to structure text and multimedia documents and to set up hypertext links between documents, used extensively on the World Wide Web.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
Copyright © 2002. Published by Houghton Mifflin. All rights reserved.
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HTML in Culture

HTML definition

An abbreviation for Hypertext Markup Language. This is the basic format for language that is used to construct the World Wide Web.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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