Definition of uniform resource locator in US English:

uniform resource locator

(also URL)

noun

  • A location or address identifying where documents can be found on the Internet.

    • ‘A user can type in uniform resource locators and e-mails using large touch-screens and high quality graphics.’
    • ‘Standard business cards would need to list e-mail uniform resource locators instead of e-mail addresses.’
    • ‘By including a URL (uniform resource locator) address in an e-mail message, a user can click on an address to launch a browser application and link to the Web site.’
    • ‘Document representations in both situations are generally composed of the first few lines of a document, locator information such as a uniform resource locator and title tag metadata.’
    • ‘The manual review uncovered a number of irregularities and inaccuracies in the uniform resource locators, as well as duplicate URLs within individual libraries that went undetected by the link extracting software.’