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IP address

Line breaks: IP ad|dress
Pronunciation: /ʌɪˈpiːədrɛs
 
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Definition of IP address in English:

noun

Computing
A unique string of numbers separated by full stops that identifies each computer using the Internet Protocol to communicate over a network.
Example sentences
  • In a nutshell, every computer connected to the Internet has a unique IP address.
  • In the early days of the Web, every user on the Internet had a unique IP address.
  • There is a strong belief that for a website to rank high, it must have a unique IP address.

Origin

IP, abbreviation of Internet Protocol.

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