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World Wide Web

[ wurld-wahyd web ]
/ ˈwɜrld ˌwaɪd ˈwɛb /
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Definition of World Wide Web

noun
Usually the World Wide Web (except when used before a noun). a system of extensively interlinked hypertext documents: a branch of the internet. Abbreviation: WWW

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Origin of World Wide Web

First recorded in 1990–95

historical usage of World Wide Web

See internet.
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British Dictionary definitions for World Wide Web

World Wide Web

noun
computing a vast network of linked hypertext files, stored on computers throughout the world, that can provide a computer user with information on a huge variety of subjectsAbbreviation: WWW
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Scientific definitions for World Wide Web

World Wide Web
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The complete set of electronic documents stored on computers that are connected over the Internet and are made available by the protocol known as HTTP. The World Wide Web makes up a large part of the Internet. See more at Internet.
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Cultural definitions for World Wide Web

World Wide Web

See Internet.

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.
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