hypertext

[ hahy-per-tekst ]
/ ˈhaɪ pərˌtɛkst /

noun

a method of storing data through a computer program that allows a user to create and link fields of information at will and to retrieve the data nonsequentially.

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Origin of hypertext

First recorded in 1970–75
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British Dictionary definitions for hypertext

hypertext
/ (ˈhaɪpəˌtɛkst) /

noun

computer software and hardware that allows users to create, store, and view text and move between related items easily and in a nonsequential way; a word or phrase can be selected to link users to another part of the same document or to a different document
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Scientific definitions for hypertext

hypertext
[ hīpər-tĕkst′ ]

A computer-based text retrieval system that enables a user to access particular locations or files in webpages or other electronic documents by clicking on links within specific webpages or documents.
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Cultural definitions for hypertext

hypertext

The entire chain of hyperlinks that connects a series of related Web pages.

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