uni-form resource locator

URL

Computers.
1.
Uniform Resource Locator: a protocol for specifying addresses on the Internet.
2.
an address that identifies a particular file on the Internet, usually consisting of the protocol, as http, followed by the domain name.
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URL
 
abbreviation for
uniform resource locator; a standardized address of a location on the internet, esp on the World Wide Web

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URL
by 1990, acronym from uniform resource locator.
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URL   (y'är-ěl')  Pronunciation Key 
Short for Uniform Resource Locator. An Internet address (for example, http://www.hmco.com/trade/), usually consisting of the access protocol (http), the domain name (www.hmco.com), and optionally the path to a file or resource residing on that server (trade).
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Cultural Dictionary

URL definition


An abbreviation for Universal Resource Locator, a title that refers to the formal address of a document on the Internet.

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/U-R-L/ or /erl/ n. Uniform Resource Locator, an address widget that identifies a document or resource on the World Wide Web. This entry is here primarily to record the fact that the term is commonly pronounced both /erl/, and /U-R-L/ (the latter predominates in more formal contexts).
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Abbreviations & Acronyms
URL
  1. uniform resource locator

  2. sometimes universal resource locator

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