noun \ˌāch-(ˌ)tē-(ˌ)em-ˈel\

: a computer language that is used to create documents or Web sites on the Internet

Full Definition of HTML

:  a markup language that is used to create documents on the World Wide Web incorporating text, graphics, sound, video, and hyperlinks

Origin of HTML

hypertext markup language
First Known Use: 1992


noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Markup language derived from SGML that is used to prepare hypertext documents. Relatively easy for nonprogrammers to master, HTML is the language used for documents on the World Wide Web. The text coding consists of commands contained in angle brackets <> that affect the display of elements such as titles, headings, text, font style, colour, and references to other documents, which can be interpreted by an Internet browser according to style rules.

Variants of HTML

HTML in full HyperText Markup Language


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