World Wide Web love

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The complete set of documents residing on all Internet servers that use the HTTP protocol, accessible to users via a simple point-and-click system.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. Collectively, all of the web pages on the Internet which hyperlink to each other and to other kinds of documents and media.
  • proper n. Internet resources that are retrieved by Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The collective total of all computer installations that are connected to the internet and provide access to other computers connected to the internet, using hypertext transfer protocol, to computer files called web pages, which may have text, graphics, audio or animated video data, as well as pages which may provide data or information in all those forms.

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

  • n. computer network consisting of a collection of internet sites that offer text and graphics and sound and animation resources through the hypertext transfer protocol

Etymologies

1990, coined by Tim Berners-Lee and Robert Cailliau, from worldwide and web. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • _Asimov's_ on the World Wide Web www. asimovs.com Subscriptions to the print edition One Year $32.97

    New Race

  • The University of Illinois at Champagne-Urbana is where Marc Andreesen developed Mosaic, the browser that made the World Wide Web what it is today.

    Remarks of Senator Barack Obama at TechNet

  • But I had no stocks, no computer, and, like most people in 1994 — even in Seattle — I couldn't have found the World Wide Web if you spotted me two W's and a backslash.

    Land of the Blind

  • As if you haven’t heard enough about it already, the World Wide Web on the Internet is an RVer’s paradise for renting and most other information.

    The RVer’s Bible

  • Check current information about passports on the NPS World Wide Web site www.nps.gov.

    The RVer’s Bible

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