Hyperlink meaning

hīpər-lĭngk
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To follow a hypertext link to an electronic document or file.
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To make a hypertext link in (an electronic document or file).
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To hyperlink is defined as to create text or a picture within a file on your computer that can be clicked on to give access to another document or image.

When a website designer sets up some words on the web page that users can click on to take them to a new page, this is an example of a hyperlink.

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A predefined linkage between one object and another. A hyperlink typically refers to an icon or text on a Web page that, when clicked or tapped, transfers the user to another part of the page or to another page on the current website or to a completely different website (see hypertext). See also Hyperloop.
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To join by a hyperlink.
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To install hyperlinks in.
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A hypertext link, typically embedded in text and appearing as an underlined word, phrase, or Web address, that allows ready access to a related document, graphical image, etc.
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A characteristic or property of an element (e.g., symbol, word, phrase, sentence, or image) in a document that points to and causes to display another document when the user clicks it with a mouse. In a hypertext system, such a linked element is underlined, bolded, or otherwise emphasized to indicate to the user that a link to another document is available. Hyperlinks are created through the use of programming languages such as SGML (Standard Generalized Markup Language) and HTML (Hypertext Markup Language). See also HTML, hypertext, and SGML.
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The definition of a hyperlink is text or an image within a file on your computer that you can click on that gives access to another document or image.

Words on a website that are underlined and highlighted in blue and that you can click on in order to open a new web page are an example of a hyperlink.

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Origin of hyperlink

  • hyper(text) link

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition