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What does URL stand for?

URL stands for Uniform Resource Locator (aka Universal Resource Locator)

This definition appears very rarely and is found in the following Acronym Finder categories:

  • Information technology (IT) and computers

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Samples in periodicals archive:

QUIZ CHALLENGE: 1 Portugal; 2 The clarinet; 3 Mary Whitehouse; 4 Liverpool; 5 Uniform resource locator, used to find websites.
In its simplest terms, this request is a string of characters known as a Uniform Resource Locator (URL) that specifies a scheme (ftp, Gopher, or http, for example), a host name (a machine on whose file system the resource resides), and finally, what is interpreted as a path to the location of a file on the host machine (this is not strictly the case but illustrates the basic workings of the protocol).