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  1. link1(def 7).
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verb (used with object)
  1. to create hyperlinks in or to: an extensively hyperlinked document.
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verb (used without object)
  1. to follow a hyperlink: From their web page, you can hyperlink to employment sites.
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Origin of hyperlink


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British Dictionary definitions for hyperlink


  1. 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
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  1. (tr) to link (files) in this way
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Often shortened to: link
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Word Origin and History for hyperlink


by 1987, from hyper- + link (n.).

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

hyperlink in Science


  1. See link.
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hyperlink in Culture


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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