World Wide Web


(1)   Computer network consisting of a collection of internet sites that offer text and graphics and sound and animation resources through the hypertext transfer protocol

Proper noun

World Wide Web
  1. Collectively, all of the web pages on the Internet which hyperlink to each other and to other kinds of documents and media.
  2. Internet resources that are retrieved by Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP).

Usage notes

  • World Wide Web is a proper noun and each word is spelled with an initial capital.
  • Although worldwide is a single word (also spelt as world-wide), World Wide Web is spelled as three separate words.