browser

  

Definition

Computer program (such as Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox) that enables internet users to access, navigate, and search World Wide Web sites. Browsers interpret hypertext links ('hotlinks') and allow documents formatted in hypertext markup language (HTML) to be viewed on the computer screen, and provide many other services including email and downloading and uploading of data, audio, and video files. Also called web browser.

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  • The class was instructed to open their internet browsers and navigate to the schools home page in order to log onto the intranet.

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  • He preferred one browser to another to search the web, because it was faster and had better and more intuitive controls.

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  • When Denny's boss entered his office, he quickly shut down his web browser, so that his boss could not see that he was looking for other jobs.

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