404

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the HTTP error status code 404, meaning Not Found, returned by a web server responding to a request for a non-existent URL.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈfɔːɹəʊˌfɔː(ɹ)/

Adjective[edit]

404 (not comparable)

  1. (computing, slang) Not found, especially of a web page on the internet.
    Bill was 404 all morning.

References[edit]

  • RFC 2616: Hypertext Transfer Protocol — HTTP/1.1