the World Wide Web

noun

Definition of the World Wide Web

: the part of the Internet that can be looked at with a special program (called a browser) and that is made up of many documents which are linked together

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“The World Wide Web.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20World%20Wide%20Web. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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