Motius Glossary

The Motius Literary Index provides an alphabetical overview of the terms we use on our website.


User Agent

User Agent is a software application or program that acts as an intermediary between a user and a server when accessing content or services on the internet. It acts on behalf of the user, sending requests to servers and receiving responses, allowing users to interact with web-based resources. In the context of web browsing, the user agent is typically a web browser (such as Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Edge) that identifies itself to web servers when making HTTP requests.