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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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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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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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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
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