[ hahy-per-lingk ]
/ ˈhaɪ pərˌlɪŋk /
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verb (used with object)
to create digital connections between web pages or between elements on web pages using hypertext, or to have such links on or to a web page or electronic document: an extensively hyperlinked document.
verb (used without object)
to have, establish, or follow a connection from one web page or one object to another: The app hyperlinks to content from social media feeds.I want to hyperlink from the table of contents to the specific articles in the newsletter.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

/ (ˈhaɪpəˌlɪŋk) /

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

[ hīpər-lĭngk′ ]

See link.
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Cultural definitions for 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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