Uniform Resource Locator. The address of a resource on the Internet. URL syntax is in the form of protocol://host/localinfo, where “protocol” specifies the means of fetching the object (such as HTTP, used by WWW browsers and servers to exchange information, or FTP), “host” specifies the remote location where the object resides, and “localinfo” is a string (often a file name) passed to the protocol handler at the remote location. Also called Uniform Resource Identifier (URI).