Definitions for "webservice"
Keywords:  soap, wsdl, uddi, recieves, xml
a self describing service which recieves and transmits XML messages
a SOAP-based software system, designed to support interoperable machine-to-machine interaction over a network
a standardized way of integrating Web-based applications using the XML, SOAP, WSDL and UDDI open standards over an IP based network (e.g., the Internet).
an application that exists in a distributed environment, such as the Internet
an internet resource or (more commonly) a class of internet resources which can be linked to
a SoftwareComponent that is accessible at some location, usually on the Internet or a LAN, and provides a service to a client, as opposed to a SoftwareComponent