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Wi-Fi is a term that is often used when people are talking about a wirless lan (local area network). However, the term Wi-Fi is actually a trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance for certified products based on the IEEE 802.11 standards.
According to Wikipedia Wi-Fi is:
"Wi-Fi is a trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance that may be used with certified products that belong to a class of wireless local area network (WLAN) devices based on the IEEE 802.11 standards. Because of the close relationship with its underlying standard, the term Wi-Fi is often used as a synonym for IEEE 802.11 technology."