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noun Digital Technology.
a set of standards for tagging data in an electronic document to indicate its structure or format: the most common markup language is HTML, used on most websites to format and display web pages.
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Origin of markup language

First recorded in 1980–85
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Scientific definitions for markup language

markup language
[ märkŭp′ ]

A coding system, such as HTML and SGML, used to structure, index, and link computer files.
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