dfn

FilterElements

<dfn> ... </dfn>

Indicates the defining instance of the enclosed term. It can be used to call attention to the introduction of special terms and phrases or to reference them later in the document.

Start/End Tags

Required/Required

Specifications

  • HTML 4.01
  • HTML5
<dfn>Truecolor</dfn> uses 24 bits per pixel.

Rendered Example

Truecolor uses 24 bits per pixel.

Some browsers render dfn content in italics.