- World Wide Web. Often abbreviated to just "Web".
The World Wide Web is the collection of all web pages available across the world. It is referred to as a web because each page can contain links to other pages, and these links (links to pages which link to other pages which link to other pages and so forth) making a network or web of pages. Page links may be to pages on the same site, or to other sites - since the network of links ultimately straddles the globe it is truly a world wide web.
For more information see:
- http://everything.explained.at/World_Wide_Web - World Wide Web Explained