XML

noun
\ ˌeks-(ˌ)em-ˈel \

Definition of XML

: a markup language with use and design similar to HTML but employing tags defined by the user that can be used to indicate both the logical structure and the display specifications of the coded data

First Known Use of XML

1996, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for XML

X (from extensible) + markup language

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“XML.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/XML. Accessed 28 January 2020.

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XML

noun

English Language Learners Definition of XML

: a computer language that is used to clearly mark and organize the different parts of a document so that it can be read on different computer systems

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