Internet and computer language can be overwhelming and confusing. Even the hippest web users sometimes need to look up the various abbreviations, colloquialisms, and names in order to have a clue. Before you answer that email with a clueless “?” try to find the answer for yourself.
Below is a compilation of Internet dictionaries and glossaries to help you define terms and get a better grasp on the World Wide Web. It’s no longer hip to be square!
You don’t need to embrace trends to stay current, but make yourself fluent in new technologies — especially if you use them in your business or networking.
Glossary of Internet Terms – Search the terms by alphabetical order. This is a huge listing of terms and definitions.
Technical Operations of the Internet – If you are unsure of the technical jargon you see on the Internet, this website can help.
Geek Glossary Search – Is there a specific word you don’t know? This website allows you to enter a term and search for a definition.
Web Jargon – This University has put together a list of common web terms that may be misunderstood or confusing.
Computer and Internet Terms – Another great collection of terms and definitions arranged alphabetically.
Internet Algorithms and Structures – Ever wonder how search engines work? This dictionary of algorithms can explain a lot.
Web Dictionary – This dictionary contains more complicated words for the advanced Internet user.
Net Lingo – Internet lingo. It includes a “word of the day” definition.
Search Engine Terms – The Internet is based largely on search engine use. This glossary defines the key terms of search engines.
Online Computer Dictionary – This dictionary provides terms and definitions for both computer and Internet words.
Computer Rentals and Services – A list of computer equipment available for rent.
Technical Glossary – Find your most difficult Internet and technical terms defined here.
Terms and Definitions – This University has made a great collection of terms and definitions, in addition to Internet searching strategies.
Popular Internet Terms – This website not only defines Internet terms, but allows you to click on each term and get a more in-depth definition.
Internet101 – Learn the basics on all Internet facets from this website.
The Internet Dictionary Project – This is a user-generated internet glossary with tons of terms
WWW Terms and Definitions – Not sure what all of the acronyms and Internet jargon stands for? This website does a great job of explaining it.
Hypertext Terms – This organization sets the standards for all Internet usage. Study this entire website for great information.
Intro to the Internet – Not only is this website a good starting point for beginners, but it delves into more advanced terminology.