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World Wide Web

n. Abbr. WWW
The complete system of interlinked documents that use HTTP, residing on the internet and accessible to users via a web browser.

World Wide Web

(Computer Science) 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 subjects. Abbreviation: WWW

World′ Wide′ Web′

a system of extensively interlinked hypertext documents: a branch of the Internet. Abbr.: WWW

World Wide Web

The complete set of electronic documents stored on computers that are connected over the Internet and are made available by the process known as HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol). The World Wide Web makes up a large part of the Internet. See more at Internet.

World Wide Web

1. The mass of text and multimedia material that can be accessed via the Internet.
2. The mass of text and multimedia material that can be accessed via the Internet.
3. The totality of the interconnected web pages that can be read and interacted with via a computer connected to the Internet. The Web and the Internet are not synonymous. The Internet makes worldwide access to the Web possible, but the Web itself is characterized by the use links from one page to another.
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Noun1.World Wide Web - computer network consisting of a collection of internet sites that offer text and graphics and sound and animation resources through the hypertext transfer protocolWorld Wide Web - computer network consisting of a collection of internet sites that offer text and graphics and sound and animation resources through the hypertext transfer protocol
computer network - (computer science) a network of computers
Tut-Tera Teksaĵo
Toile d'araignée mondiale
ワールド ワイド ウェブ
월드 와이드 웹
Tela Totius Terrae


(web) noun
1. a type of trap for flies etc made of fine silk threads, spun by a spider etc. a spider's web.
2. the skin between the toes of a waterfowl.
webbed adjective
(of ducks' etc feet) joined between the toes by a web.
ˈwebbing noun
a tough woven fabric used in making belts, straps, upholstery etc.
ˈweb-ˈfooted, ˌweb-ˈtoed adjective
having webbed feet.
Web site noun
see site.
World Wide Web noun
see WWW.


(wəːld) noun
1. the planet Earth. every country of the world.
2. the people who live on the planet Earth. The whole world is waiting for a cure for cancer.
3. any planet etc. people from other worlds.
4. a state of existence. Many people believe that after death the soul enters the next world; Do concentrate! You seem to be living in another world.
5. an area of life or activity. the insect world; the world of the international businessman.
6. a great deal. The holiday did him a/the world of good.
7. the lives and ways of ordinary people. He's been a monk for so long that he knows nothing of the (outside) world.
ˈworldly adjective
of or belonging to this world; not spiritual. worldly pleasures.
ˈworldliness noun
ˌworldˈwide adjective, adverb
(extending over or found) everywhere in the world. a worldwide sales network; Their products are sold worldwide.
World Wide WebWWWthe best of both worlds
the advantages of both the alternatives in a situation etc in which one can normally only expect to have one. A woman has the best of both worlds when she has a good job and a happy family life.
for all the world
exactly, quite etc. What a mess you're in! You look for all the world as if you'd had an argument with an express train.
out of this world
unbelievably marvellous. The concert was out of this world.
what in the world(?)
used for emphasis when asking a question. What in the world have you done to your hair?
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In the World Wide Web, for instance, tens of thousands of sites link to a few popular Web sites, such as Google and Yahoo, while there are often just a few links to an individual's home page.
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In-Box Direct merges the visual and creative power of the graphical World Wide Web, with the simple delivery of e-mail.
As the popularity of the Internet's World Wide Web exploded in 1994 and 1995, corporations began adopting the browser software called Mosaic (and its derivatives) for their networks.
There were nearly 1,000 entries placed in the Spring/Summer 2006 World Wide Web Health Awards Program.
Recently, however, World Wide Web marketing has escaped from cyberspace.
The World Wide Web (WWW), sooner than any of us would have predicted two years ago, has defined, and is defined by, a set of standards and technologies that allow us to construct true community health information networks, linking electronically all members of the community involved with our health care services.
This new fee structure for organizations from the developing world affirms the value W3C places on their participation in, contribution to and use of the standards and guidelines we are developing to drive the future of the World Wide Web," declared Dr.
At the same time, the company has become one of the largest Internet service providers, offering its 6 million customers access to the World Wide Web.
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has published the "Character Model of the World Wide Web: Fundamentals" as a W3C Recommendation.
In March of 1989 while employed at CERN (l'Organisation Europeenne pour la Recherche Nucleaire), Tim Berners-Lee wrote a proposal that would become the basis for the World Wide Web.
WHAT: Ten Year Anniversary Symposium Celebrates Founding of World Wide Web Consortium

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