web·site | \ ˈweb-ˌsīt \
variants: or Web site or less commonly web site

Definition of website 

: a group of World Wide Web pages usually containing hyperlinks to each other and made available online by an individual, company, educational institution, government, or organization

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The Friday night schedule included many divisions, according to Speedway's website, including Spectator, Compact Combat and Figure 8 Racing. Linda Girardi, Aurora Beacon-News, "Morton Grove race car driver killed in Sycamore Speedway crash," 14 July 2018 O’Donnell’s four-page complaint is posted on the Harford County Public Schools website, along with responses by Patrick Spicer, general counsel for the school system, and the state compliance board’s opinion. David Anderson, The Aegis, "Harford school board takes 'corrective action' after violating open meetings law," 13 July 2018 Beauty expert Felicia Walker Benson’s website, ThisThatBeauty, has consistently been named one of the top 50 beauty blogs to follow. Lindsay Peoples, The Cut, "A Beauty Expert on Switching Up Your Skin-Care Routine," 13 July 2018 According to the Health Museum website, day students, who commute from their homes to the Health Museum for activities, pay $950, while overnight students, who are housed on the Rice University campus, pay $1350 to participate in the program. Alex Park, Houston Chronicle, "Youths explore medicine at Global Teen Medical Summit," 13 July 2018 The website also says it's dedicated to having the best whiskey selection in Texas. Robert Philpot, star-telegram, "A Montgomery Plaza restaurant graveyard is getting new ‘Bones’ —and more," 11 July 2018 Negotiations are underway to exchange prisoners of war, the website said. Selam Gebrekidan, New York Times, "Ethiopia and Eritrea Declare an End to Their War," 9 July 2018 The website for Tobacco 21, an initiative to raise the smoking age to 21 across the nation, says more than 310 cities or counties in 20 states have approved such regulations. Mike Danahey, Elgin Courier-News, "Elgin City Council to consider raising minimum age to buy tobacco from 18 to 21," 9 July 2018 According the royal family's official website, today's christening at the Royal Chapel at St. James's Palace was followed by a private tea at Clarence House, the royal residence of Prince Charles and his wife the Duchess of Cornwall. Elizabeth Angell, Town & Country, "Princess Charlotte Tells Photographers "You're Not Coming" to Prince Louis's Christening Party," 9 July 2018

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1993, in the meaning defined above

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