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

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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)



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