See also: 万维网

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ChineseEdit

ten thousand; a great number; Wan (surname)
 
to preserve; to maintain; to hold together; dimension
net; network
trad. (萬維網)
simp. (万维网)
Literally: “ten thousand-dimensional web”.

EtymologyEdit

Ingenious phono-semantic matching of English World Wide Web, so that the resulting Mandarin pronunciation also has a similar phonological shape (w-w-w-).

PronunciationEdit


Proper nounEdit

萬維網

  1. (computing) World Wide Web; WWW

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