hot-link

hotlink

[hot-lingk]
noun Computers.
1.
a link between two files, as between a spreadsheet and a document, such that a change in one effects a change in the other.
2.
a hypertext link; hyperlink.

Origin:
1990–95

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hotlink

/hot'link/ n. A hot spot on a World Wide Web page; an area, which, when clicked or selected, chases a URL. Also spelled `hot link'. Use of this term focuses on the link's role as an immediate part of your display, as opposed to the timeless sense of logical connection suggested by web pointer. Your screen shows hotlinks but your document has web pointers, not (in normal usage) the other way around.
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