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General words for the internet and world wide web

Web 2.0

noun

a second stage in the development of the World Wide Web, involving ways of sharing information such as blogs and wikis

Web 3.0

noun

a third stage in the development of the World Wide Web, based on the idea that the Internet understands the pieces of information it stores and is able to make connections between them

the Internet

noun

a computer system that allows people in different parts of the world to exchange information. You can use the Internet to get information from Websites and to send and receive messages by e-mail. The Internet is often simply called the Net

the World Wide Web

noun

the Web

the information superhighway

noun

the Internet and other computer networks that allow people to share information

the Net

noun

the Internet

the Web

noun

a very large collection of documents, pictures, sounds, etc. stored on computers in many different places and connected through the Internet

internet

noun

relating to the Internet

W3

abbreviation

the World Wide Web

WWW

abbreviation

the World Wide Web

Open Dictionary

chicken raffle

any random process, such as a competition in which a name is drawn from a hat

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