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[hahy-per-lingk] /ˈhaɪ pərˌlɪŋk/
link1 (def 7).
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.
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Examples for hyperlink
  • The software automatically forwards a hyperlink that will open a tiny browser window for the display.
  • He has no computer access, and he likely has never even clicked on a hyperlink.
  • Whatever she writes that seems to lend itself to a hyperlink gets one.
  • Step through a door and hyperlink to another room, or explore a surrealistic dimension.
  • If you have already posted something to that, put the hyperlink out there.
  • The messages also included a hyperlink to a website operated by organizers of the protest.
  • Whoever invented the hyperlink didn't invent distraction itself.
  • Another key technique exploited anchor text, the words that make up the actual hyperlink connecting one page to another.
  • Clicking on that hyperlink leads to a page showing several countries.
  • Can you send me the hyperlink to this fantastic news.
British Dictionary definitions for hyperlink


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
(transitive) 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
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hyperlink in Science
See link.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
Copyright © 2002. Published by Houghton Mifflin. All rights reserved.
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hyperlink in Culture

hyperlink definition

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.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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hyperlink in Technology
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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