best viewed with internet explorer or recent Safari





browser or web browser


You are using a browser to read this right now.  A web browser, often just called a "browser," is the program people use to access the World Wide Web.  It interprets HTML (Hyper-Text Markup Language) code including text, images, hypertext links, etc.  After decoding the HTML code, the browser displays a nicely formatted page.  When you buy a computer, a browser is usually ready to be used.  Microsoft’s Internet Explorer is most well-known browser.  Other browsers are Apple’s Safari, Mozilla’s Firefox, and Netscape.  Some Internet power users prefer Firefox or Opera.  I use Microsoft’s Internet Explorer simply because it is usually present and I use several different computers: often other people’s computers.  If I had a special need, I would use another or a special use browser. 

Edited from original source: Definition from the Tech Terms Computer Dictionary

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October 25, 2011