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httpnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˌeɪtʃ.tiː.tiːˈpiː/ trademark
abbreviation forhypertexttransferprotocol: a set of ​instructions made by a ​computerprogram that ​allowsyourcomputer to ​connect to an internet ​document: http://www.cambridge.org
(Definition of http from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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httpnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˌeɪtʃtiːtiːˈpiː/ trademark IT
abbreviation forhypertexttransferprotocol: a set of ​instructions made by a ​computerprogram that ​allows your ​computer to ​connect to a ​website or ​internetdocument: The first ​part of a ​URL tells you the ​type of ​resource or ​method of ​access at that ​address; http, for ​example, ​takes you to a ​hypertextdocument or ​directory.
(Definition of http from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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