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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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Sir Tim Berners-Lee, a British engineer, invented the World Wide Web that made information more instantaneous and accessible.
| 'Vague but exciting': Sir Tim's boss at CERN, Mike Sendall, left three short but powerful words when he first received the proposal paper for the World Wide Web: "Vague but exciting." At the end, he simply said: "And now?" | The World Wide Web is not the same as the internet: The World Wide Web and the internet are wrongly confused as the same thing - something Sir Tim is quick to correct people on.
Tim Berners-Lee, a British scientist, invented the World Wide Web (WWW) in 1989, while working at CERN," said Alexandrou.
"'Vague but exciting.' This was how Sir Tim Berners-Lee's boss responded to his proposal titled 'Information Management: A Proposal,' submitted on this day in 1989, when the inventor of the World Wide Web was a 33-year-old software engineer.
* On this day back in 1989, Sir Tim Berners-Lee submitted his proposal to create the world wide web.
The Web contract comes as the World Wide Web Foundation, a group that Berners-Lee founded in 2009 to promote internet accessibility and equality, released a report examining threats posed by toxic aspects of online activity and the lack of Web access.
The seventh edition of the International Government Communication Forum (IGCF) in Sharjah will host British engineer and computer scientist Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web (www) and president of the Open Data Institute in London.
The lecture, just a quarter of a century since the birth of the World Wide Web, will focus on the global impact made by the Web as well as on future challenges and opportunities facing the technology.
Six years after Tim Berners-Lee, a British computer scientist, introduced the idea of the World Wide Web, PC World reports.

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