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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 find your way around the site by providing links to the last pages you looked at: Breadcrumbs come in handy to show a navigation trail for users clicking through a site.
(Definition of breadcrumbs from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"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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