web page

or web·page


noun Digital Technology.

a single, usually hypertext document on the World Wide Web that can incorporate text, graphics, sounds, etc.

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What does webpage mean?

Webpage most commonly refers to a single page of a website.

For example, the webpage you’re looking at right now is just one webpage of the website Dictionary.com.

The word webpage is sometimes used to refer to a website, but the word is not commonly used this way anymore. There are some websites that consist of only a single webpage, but most websites have multiple webpages, often hundreds or thousands or even millions.

You can think of a website as a book and a webpage as a single page of it. Unlike physically turning from one page to the next in a paper book, however, you can instantly navigate from one webpage to any number of others on a website, depending on the architecture of the site. Each webpage has its own URL, or address, and you can navigate to different webpages by entering a different URL. On a single website, these URLs are all grouped under the same domain.

Most commonly, though, you can navigate to another webpage on a website simply by clicking on a link to it. The web in webpage refers to the World Wide Web, the part of the internet that includes the vast network of websites that you browse every day. However, the term webpage can be used to refer to any internet page.

Webpages are typically accessed and viewed with a web browser, which is a tool for navigating the World Wide Web. Webpages are formatted and designed using systems and standards like hypertext and HTML.

The word webpage is sometimes spelled as web page or Web page, but these are becoming increasingly less common. Much like how website is often shortened to just site, a webpage is often simply called a page.

Example: If the checkout webpage isn’t loading, try going back to your cart.

Where does webpage come from?

The first records of the word webpage come from the 1990s. It’s a combination of web, a shortening of “World Wide Web,” and page, meaning “a single sheet of a document.” The word page is used in the same way in the terms homepage and landing page, which refer to kinds of webpages found on websites.

Webpages have evolved to be much more complex, but they originally consisted of plaintext documents. Some webpages are still just text, but most include graphic and interactive elements.

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How is webpage used in real life?

The term webpage is often used in the context of website navigation, construction, and design. In everyday conversation, it’s common to simply call a webpage a page.

 

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Scientific definitions for web page

webpage
Web page (wĕbpāj′)

A document on the World Wide Web, consisting of an HTML file and any related files for scripts and graphics, and often hyperlinked to other documents on the Web. The content of webpages is normally accessed by using a browser.
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Cultural definitions for web page

Web page

A document with its own address on the Internet. It has become customary for companies, organizations, and individuals to create their own Web pages — in effect, explaining themselves to the world.

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.