Main definitions of RDF in US English:

: RDF1RDF2

RDF1

noun

Computing
  • 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’
    • ‘Tools exist for creating and editing RDF, storing the semantic data, inferencing knowledge from the metadata, and visualizing the metadata.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Because of RDF's peculiar design, the content can be dumped into the template in a careless manner and everything simply works.’
    • ‘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.’

Origin

1990s: abbreviation of Resource Description Framework.

Main definitions of RDF in US English:

: RDF1RDF2

RDF2

  • 1Radio direction finder (or finding).

  • 2Rapid deployment force.