metatag

metatag

noun Computers.
a tag in HTML that is inserted at the top of a Web page chiefly to describe its content and provide keywords for use by search engines.
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meta tag or metatag (ˈmɛtəˌtæɡ)
 
n
an element of HTML that describes the contents of a Web page, and is placed near the beginning of the page's source code, and used by search engines to index pages by subject
 
metatag or metatag
 
n

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Main Entry:  metatag
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  attributes that describe information about the content of the document
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metatag   (mět'ə-tāg')  Pronunciation Key 
An HTML tag that contains descriptive information about a webpage and does not appear when the webpage is displayed in a browser. A word that is in a metatag of a webpage will cause that webpage to turn up as a result of a search engine's search on that word, even if that word is not found in the webpage as viewed in a browser.
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