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meta tag

or met·a·tag

[ met-uh-tag ]
/ ˈmɛt əˌtæg /
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noun Digital Technology.
a tag in HTML that is inserted at the top of a web page chiefly to describe its content and provide keywords for use by search engines.
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Origin of meta tag

First recorded in 1995–2000
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British Dictionary definitions for meta tag

meta tag

metatag

/ (ˈmɛtəˌtæɡ) /

noun
an element of HTML that describes the contents of a Web page, and is placed near the beginning of the page's source code, and used by search engines to index pages by subject
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Scientific definitions for meta tag

metatag
[ mĕtə-tăg′ ]

An HTML tag that contains descriptive information about a webpage and does not appear when the webpage is displayed in a browser. A word that is in a metatag of a webpage will cause that webpage to turn up as a result of a search engine's search on that word, even if that word is not found in the webpage as viewed in a browser.
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