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

Examples of the World Wide Web in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web With the cacophony about O.J. on high volume in the mid-1990s, both on television and through an emerging technology called the World Wide Web, divisions emerged. Sean Gregory, TIME, 11 Apr. 2024 The Sustainable Web Design Community Group of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) was established in 2013, while the Green Web Foundation began in 2006 as a way to understand the kinds of energy that power the Internet. IEEE Spectrum, 23 Mar. 2024 To determine whether a claim is valid, the new law would reference the World Wide Web Consortium’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). Jordan McGillis, Orange County Register, 11 Mar. 2024 Never before have humans crowded together in such massive cities, accessing vast realms of knowledge with a click of the keyboard and sharing new concepts, new blueprints and designs across the sprawling social networks of the World Wide Web. Heather Pringle, Scientific American, 1 Oct. 2016 Other recipients have included Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web, and Vinton G. Cerf, who wrote the code that powers communication on the internet. Michael S. Rosenwald, New York Times, 22 Feb. 2024 The culprit: a sentient AI Gelman created that went rogue on the World Wide Web. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 10 Sep. 2023 Moreover, the Sustainable Web Design Community Group of the World Wide Web Consortium recently released its web sustainability guidelines. IEEE Spectrum, 12 Dec. 2023 Presciently called the World Wide Web, Berners-Lee’s browser conflated the program and the idea of the internet itself (the software was subsequently renamed Nexus, to avoid this very confusion). Suzannah Showler, WIRED, 3 Oct. 2023

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“The World Wide Web.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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