<dfn> element defines a term within a document, helping to provide clarity and context. It is often paired with the
<abbr> element to describe or explain an abbreviation or acronym.
The syntax for the
<dfn> element is as follows:
<dfn>Definition goes here</dfn>
<p>The acronym <dfn>HTML</dfn> stands for HyperText Markup Language.</p>
This example demonstrates the usage of the
<dfn> element to define the acronym “HTML” and provide its meaning.
Most browsers display
<dfn> content with italicized styling.
<dfn> element has no specific attributes, however, it inherits common global attributes that apply to most HTML elements, such as
<dfn> element accepts inline elements, text, or other HTML elements as its content and typically wraps around the term or phrase that requires a definition.
Did You Know?
<dfn>element can help create glossaries or explain technical terms in educational or technical documentation.
- To learn more about the
<dfn>element, you can check out the official HTML specification.