World Wide Web

[ wurld wahyd web ]
/ ˈwɜrld ˌwaɪd ˈwɛb /

noun

a system of extensively interlinked hypertext documents: a branch of the Internet (usually preceded by the). Abbreviation: WWW

Origin of World Wide Web

First recorded in 1990–95

historical usage of World Wide Web

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British Dictionary definitions for www (1 of 2)

WWW

abbreviation for

World Wide Web

British Dictionary definitions for www (2 of 2)

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
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Scientific definitions for www (1 of 2)

WWW

Abbreviation of World Wide Web

Scientific definitions for www (2 of 2)

World Wide Web
[ wûrld ]

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 www (1 of 2)

Cultural definitions for www (2 of 2)

World Wide Web

See Internet.

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