HTML Definition Tag

HTML Definition TagHTML Definition Tag <dfn> is used to specify a definition for word or term.

The HTML Definition Tag <dfn> always surrounds the word or term which is being defined.

Definition HTML Tag needs to be closed using the closing Definition tag </dfn>.


Syntax of HTML Definition Tag <dfn>

<dfn>
Word or Term:
</dfn> The Definition of the word or term.

Example of HTML Definition Tag <dfn>

HTML Definition Tag Code Output
<dfn> Computer: </dfn>
A computer is a general purpose device
that can be programmed to carry out
a finite set of arithmetic or logical operations.
Computer: A computer is a general purpose device that can be programmed to carry out a finite set of arithmetic or logical operations.

Here in the above example we can see that the words “Computer” is formatted in a different way than the definition of the same and that is because we have wrapped the word “Computer” in  the HTML definition tag.

HTML Definition Tag <dfn> supports HTML Global Attributes and HTML Event Attributes.


HTML Definition Tag Supporting Browsers

S. No. Browser Supported(Yes/No)
1 Internet Explorer Yes
2 Firefox Yes
3 Google Chrome Yes
4 Opera Yes
5 Safari Yes

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