from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A set of interconnected webpages, usually including a homepage, generally located on the same server, and prepared and maintained as a collection of information by a person, group, or organization.

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  • noun Alternative spelling of web site.


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  • Website and web site are 2 different things: a website is the HTML (and similar) code that is located at a web site. Because the two are very closely related concepts (such as a building and the property/land a building is located at), they are commonly confused (much like people might say "go to 100 Main Street" when in fact what the actually mean something more like "enter the building located at 100 Main Street").

    July 5, 2009