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.Compare http.
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British Dictionary definitions for hypertext markup language (1 of 2)
hypertext markup language
the full name for HTML
British Dictionary definitions for hypertext markup language (2 of 2)
hypertext markup language: a text description language that is used for electronic publishing, esp on the Internet
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Scientific definitions for hypertext markup language
[ āch′tē-ĕm-ĕl′ ]
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.
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Cultural definitions for hypertext markup language
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