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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hotlink definition


A mechanism for sharing data between two application programs where changes to the data made by one application appear instantly in the other's copy.
Under System 7 on the Macintosh the users establishes a hotlink by doing a "Create Publisher" on the server and "Subscribe" on the client.
Under Windows 3 it's "Cut Special"(?) and "Paste Special" (as opposed to the normal Cut and Paste).
(1995-02-16)
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Example sentences
Click the hotlink in this paragraph to learn more about specialized courts and to determine if any such courts are in your area.
The operation name should be a hotlink, and will take you to the operation maintenance page.
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