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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

World′ Wide′ Web′(n.)

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

    Category: Computers

Origin of World Wide Web:

1990–95

Princeton's WordNet

  1. World Wide Web, WWW, web(noun)

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

Wiktionary

  1. World Wide Web(ProperNoun)

    Collectively, all of the web pages on the Internet which hyperlink to each other and to other kinds of documents and media.

  2. World Wide Web(ProperNoun)

    Internet resources that are retrieved by Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP).

  3. Origin: 1990, coined by and , from worldwide and web.

Freebase

  1. World Wide Web

    The World Wide Web, is a system of interlinked hypertext documents accessed via the Internet. With a web browser, one can view web pages that may contain text, images, videos, and other multimedia, and navigate between them via hyperlinks. Using concepts from his earlier hypertext systems like ENQUIRE, British engineer, computer scientist and at that time employee of the CERN, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, now Director of the World Wide Web Consortium, wrote a proposal in March 1989 for what would eventually become the World Wide Web. At CERN, a European research organisation near Geneva straddling the border between France and Switzerland, Berners-Lee and Belgian computer scientist Robert Cailliau proposed in 1990 to use hypertext "to link and access information of various kinds as a web of nodes in which the user can browse at will", and they publicly introduced the project in December of the same year.

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