Main definitions of RDF in US English:




  • A model for encoding semantic relationships between items of data so that these relationships can be interpreted computationally.

    ‘RDF is the primary foundation for the Semantic Web’
    • ‘Because of RDF's peculiar design, the content can be dumped into the template in a careless manner and everything simply works.’
    • ‘If you are involved in managing large amounts of Web content that you want to share with others, then you should be looking at RDF.’
    • ‘Tools exist for creating and editing RDF, storing the semantic data, inferencing knowledge from the metadata, and visualizing the metadata.’
    • ‘This file is RDF, one of the harder W3C standards.’
    • ‘Support for RDF is basic rather than strict, so nearly all the URIs and URLs can be made up on the spot, as though they were variables or constants.’


1990s: abbreviation of Resource Description Framework.

Main definitions of RDF in US English:




  • 1Radio direction finder (or finding).

  • 2Rapid deployment force.