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"breadcrumbs" in British English

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breadcrumbsnoun [plural]

uk   /ˈbred.krʌmz/  us   /ˈbred.krʌmz/
  • breadcrumbs noun [plural] (on a website)

specialized (also breadcrumb trail) internet & telecoms pieces of ​information, often ​separated by the ​sign <, ​shown at the ​top of a ​website to ​help you ​findyour way around the ​site by ​providing links to the last ​pages you ​looked at: Breadcrumbs come in ​handy to show a ​navigationtrail for ​usersclicking through a ​site.
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"breadcrumbs" in Business English

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breadcrumbsnoun [plural]

uk   us   /ˈbredkrʌmz/ (also cookie crumbs, also breadcrumb trail)
IT, INTERNET the ​history of exactly how you got to a particular ​website, web ​page, etc. on the ​internet, that is ​recorded and ​stored on your ​computer: Breadcrumbs ​reduce the ​number of things the ​user has to do in ​order to get to a higher-level ​page.
(Definition of breadcrumbs from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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