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Uniform Resource Locator: a protocol for specifying addresses on the Internet.
an address that identifies a particular file on the Internet, usually consisting of the protocol, as http, followed by the domain name. Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for uniform resource locator


uniform resource locator; a standardized address of a location on the internet, esp on the World Wide Web
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by 1990, initialism from uniform resource locator.

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uniform resource locator in Science
uniform resource locator
See URL.
Short for Uniform Resource Locator. An Internet address (for example,, usually consisting of the access protocol (http), the domain name (, and optionally the path to a file or resource residing on that server (trade).
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uniform resource locator in Culture

URL definition

An abbreviation for Universal Resource Locator, a title that refers to the formal address of a document on the Internet.

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