markup language


Definition of markup language

: a system (such as HTML or SGML) for marking or tagging a document that indicates its logical structure (such as paragraphs) and gives instructions for its layout on the page especially for electronic transmission and display

Examples of markup language in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The eventual vision is that AI would be used to assist both parties in negotiating, interpret markup language from counterparties, and rapidly create consensus among all parties to a contract. Tom Davenport, Forbes, 17 May 2022 Then there’s extensible access control markup language (XACML), which is an authorization standard that addresses fine-grain access at run time, not managing policies across multicloud environments. Gerry Gebel, Forbes, 3 Jan. 2022 For authentication, mechanisms like security assertion markup language (SAML) enables users to log on once to multiple services via single sign on. Jyoti Bansal, Forbes, 2 Nov. 2021 Later, provisioning standards developed, such as service provisioning markup language (SPML), which allows different organizations to stand up services. Eric Olden, Forbes, 18 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of markup language

1980, in the meaning defined above

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“Markup language.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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