General Science

  • noun a set of commands used by a browser to ask an Internet web server for information about a webpage.



  • Abbreviation of HyperText Transport Protocol. The communications protocol usually utilized between servers and clients on the World Wide Web. When a Web server transfers the information in an HTML document is to a user's Web browser, HTTP is usually used. For instance, in the following URL,, the http indicates that this protocol is being used. Most Web browsers default to HTTP, so would be the same as
  • acronym forHyperText Transport Protocol