World Wide Web


Definition of World Wide Web

: a part of the Internet accessed through a graphical user interface and containing documents often connected by hyperlinks

called also Web

First Known Use of World Wide Web

1990, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of World Wide Web was in 1990

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“World Wide Web.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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Kids Definition of World Wide Web

: a part of the Internet designed to allow easier navigation of the network through the use of text and graphics that link to other documents

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