Breadcrumb

Breadcrumb Trail, Cookie Crumbs, Navigation Path

n.

Pronunciation

/bɹɛdkɹʌm/

Definition

The concatenated path within a hierarchy to reach a category.

Breadcrumbs are typically found across the tops of web pages to inform users of their current location within a hierarchy. Common notation for breadcrumbs includes surrounding all categories in square brackets and separating each category with a greater-than symbol, e.g. [Hardware > Fasteners > Screws].

Category

Hierarchy, Web Design

Related Terms

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