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The <dt> element represents the term, or name, part of a term-description group in a description list.


  • The dt element itself, when used in a dl element, does not indicate that its contents are a term being defined, but this can be indicated using the dfn element.

HTML Attributes

See global attributes.


Example A

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HTML Reference

The HTML5 specification defines the <dt> element in 4.5.9 The dt element.