hypertext transfer protocol: the standard protocol for transferring hypertext documents on the World Wide Web.Compare HTML.

Nearby words

  1. htlv-i,
  2. htlv-iii,
  3. html,
  4. hts,
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  6. hu,
  7. hu han-min,
  8. hu shih,
  9. hu yaobang,
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British Dictionary definitions for http


abbreviation for

hypertext transfer protocol, used esp on the InternetSee also hypertext
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Word Origin and History for http


abbreviation of hypertext transfer protocol, by 1990.

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Science definitions for http



Short for Hypertext Transfer Protocol. A protocol used to request and transmit files, especially webpages and webpage components, over the Internet or other computer network.
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