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hyperlink

[hahy-per-lingk] /ˈhaɪ pərˌlɪŋk/ Computers.
noun
1.
link1 (def 7).
verb (used with object)
2.
to create hyperlinks in or to:
an extensively hyperlinked document.
verb (used without object)
3.
to follow a hyperlink:
From their Web page, you can hyperlink to employment sites.
Origin of hyperlink
1990-95
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hyperlink

/ˈhaɪpəˌlɪŋk/
noun
1.
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
verb
2.
(transitive) to link (files) in this way
Often shortened to link
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Word Origin and History for hyperlink
n.

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

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hyperlink in Science
hyperlink
  (hī'pər-lĭngk')   
See link.
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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.

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hyperlink in Technology
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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