IP address


: the numeric address of a computer on the Internet

Examples of IP address in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Zhang allegedly used the same IP address to open the fraudulent bank accounts and to deposit counterfeit checks. Sarah Rumpf-Whitten, Fox News, 7 Sep. 2023 The Snapchat account was linked to an IP address in St. John, and the account that uploaded the videos was linked to Avery’s cellphone number, records state. Staff Report, Chicago Tribune, 22 Aug. 2023 The IP address of the computer led police to Fernando Gaete, who lives at an apartment with his parents on Boca Rancho Drive, the affidavit said. Angie Dimichele, Sun Sentinel, 17 Aug. 2023 Republican leaders in the Texas Legislature unsuccessfully tried to ban Plan C’s IP address during the 2023 session. Marin Wolf, Dallas News, 14 Aug. 2023 Now the state is working on a solution so that the static IP address will no longer be necessary for a child care provider background check, said Leah Van Kirk, a health care policy advisor for the state’s health department in a state child care task force meeting in July. Claire Stremple, Anchorage Daily News, 3 Aug. 2023 The tip included the email address and IP address of an account in Pewaukee, accused of uploading child pornography, the news station reported, sparking an investigation. Greg Wehner, Fox News, 2 Aug. 2023 According to the police report, the website received the request from a computer with the same IP address as the one owned by Paez, per Newsweek. Michael Lee Simpson, Peoplemag, 20 July 2023 Advertisement The report’s authors identified an IP address in Saudi Arabia as a possible Predator customer. Aaron Gregg, Washington Post, 18 July 2023 See More

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Word History


Internet protocol

First Known Use

1985, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of IP address was in 1985

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“IP address.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/IP%20address. Accessed 21 Sep. 2023.

Kids Definition

IP address

: the address of a computer on the Internet that consists of a series of numbers

IP short for Internet protocol

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