Hypertext meaning

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(comput.) Information stored in a computer and specially organized so that related items, as in separate documents, are linked together and can be readily accessed.
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The definition of hypertext is a word or words that contain a link to a website.

An example of hypertext is the word "Facebook" that links to the Facebook page.

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A computer-based text retrieval system that enables a user to access particular locations or files in webpages or other electronic documents by clicking on links within specific webpages or documents.
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A linkage between related information. Hypertext is the foundation of the World Wide Web, enabling users to click or tap a link in order to switch to another part of the same Web page, another page on the same site or to a website anywhere in the world. Hypertext is the umbrella term for all links, whether appearing as text (word, phrase or sentence) or as an icon or other graphical element, the latter technically called a "hypergraphic." The terms "hypertext," "hyperlink" and "link" are all used synonymously. See hypermedia, live link and virtual hypertext.The term was coined by Ted Nelson in 1963, but his vision was more expansive than the one-way links of today's Web. Nelson proposed two-way linking and support for non-hierarchical organization (for more information, visit www.xanadu.com).The World Wide Web = HypertextThe Web was developed in the early 1990s by Tim Berners-Lee and Robert Cailliau at the CERN European Laboratory for Particle Physics in Geneva, Switzerland. Whether the Web embodied hypertext as Nelson envisioned it or not, the linking of one item to another created the largest information explosion the world has ever witnessed.
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Text prepared and published in such a way that it is linked together in a non-sequential web of associations that allows the user to navigate through related topics, from one document to another.The author embeds hyperlinks in the text that the user can simply click on to view the related document associated with the link. The World Wide Web (WWW) is a global hypertext system of information residing on servers linked across the public Internet. If this dictionary were in electronic format with hypertext, you could simply click on just about any hyperlinked word (italicized in print) and instantly view the definition of that word, without having to flip pages to find it. Also, the last sentence in this paragraph would disappear, saving ink and paper in the process.The terms hypertext and hypermedia are attributed to Ted Nelson, who, along with Douglas Englebart, developed the Hypertext Editing System in 1968. See also HTML, hyperlink, Internet, server, text, and WWW.
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(uncountable) Digital text in which the reader may navigate related information through embedded hyperlinks.
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Digital text that contains hyperlinks to other texts.
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(countable) A hypertext document.
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Origin of hypertext

  • hyper- +‎ text; coined by Ted Nelson circa 1965.

    From Wiktionary