[ hahy-per-lingk ]
/ ˈhaɪ pərˌlɪŋk /


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.

Nearby words

  1. hyperkinesia,
  2. hyperkinetic,
  3. hyperkinetic syndrome,
  4. hyperlactation,
  5. hyperleukocytosis,
  6. hyperlipemia,
  7. hyperlipidaemia,
  8. hyperlipidemia,
  9. hyperlipoproteinemia,
  10. hyperliposis

Origin of hyperlink


Word story

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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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Word Origin and History for hyperlink



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Science definitions for hyperlink


[ hīpər-lĭngk′ ]

See link.
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Culture 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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