Updated: 07/25/2017 by Computer Hope

A definition may refer to any of the following:


1. A definition is the meaning of a word. A list of thousands of definitions for computer-related terms can be found in our Computer Hope glossary of terms. See our computer definition for a full example of one of our many definitions.

2. When referring to antivirus scanner, a definition is information about a specific virus or malware. As new information about viruses and malware is collected and analyzed, these definitions are updated to help the scanner better detect, quarantine, and remove them.

3. When writing in HTML, the <dfn> tag, also known as the HTML definition element, is utilized to designate the first use of a new a term.

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