hyperlink

[ hahy-per-lingk ]
/ ˈhaɪ pərˌlɪŋk /
Computers.

noun

verb (used with object)

to create hyperlinks in or to: an extensively hyperlinked document.

verb (used without object)

to follow a hyperlink: From their web page, you can hyperlink to employment sites.

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Origin of hyperlink

First recorded in 1990–95; hyper- + link1 (in the computer sense)

historical usage of hyperlink

See internet.
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British Dictionary definitions for hyperlink

hyperlink
/ (ˈhaɪpəˌlɪŋk) /

noun

a word, phrase, picture, icon, etc, in a computer document on which a user may click to move to another part of the document or to another document

verb

(tr) to link (files) in this way
Often shortened to: link
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Scientific definitions for hyperlink

hyperlink
[ hīpər-lĭngk′ ]

See link.
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Cultural definitions for hyperlink

hyperlink

A way of connecting different Web pages together on the Internet. A hyperlink is a word or graphic display on one Web page that allows a computer to shift to another related Web page. Also called a link.

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