from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A protocol used to request and transmit files, especially webpages and webpage components, over the Internet or other computer network.
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- Hypertext Transfer Protocol, the protocol used most commonly to transfer web pages and accompanying data over the Internet
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- n. a protocol (utilizing TCP) to transfer hypertext requests and information between servers and browsers
H(yper)t(ext) T(ransfer) P(rotocol).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)