hypertext transfer protocol

noun

Definition of hypertext transfer protocol

: a communications protocol governing the exchange of data (such as HTML files) especially on the World Wide Web

called also hypertext transport protocol

First Known Use of hypertext transfer protocol

1992, in the meaning defined above

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“Hypertext transfer protocol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypertext%20transfer%20protocol. Accessed 26 Jul. 2021.

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