World-wide-web definition

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That part of the Internet that provides access to images and sound in addition to text.
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The World Wide Web is another way to describe the Internet, which is a network of computers which are connected and that share information and allow communication around the world.

An example of the World Wide Web is the Internet.

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The complete set of electronic documents stored on computers that are connected over the Internet and are made available by the protocol known as HTTP. The World Wide Web makes up a large part of the Internet.
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The complete system of interlinked documents that use the HTTP protocol, residing on the Internet and accessible to users via a web browser.
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Collectively, all of the web pages on the Internet which hyperlink to each other and to other kinds of documents and media.
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Also known as the Web. See WWW.
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Describes the network of HTTP servers utilizing hypertext links to both find and access files. Frequently the term Internet, which more accurately describes the underlying transportation network, is used to mean the World Wide Web. Internet Terminology: WWW. [Online, 1999.] Internet Highway, LLC. Website. http://www.ihwy.com/support/netterms.html.
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(computing) Internet resources that are retrieved by Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP).
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Origin of world-wide-web

  • 1990, coined by Tim Berners-Lee and Robert Cailliau, from worldwide and web.

    From Wiktionary