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hyperlink

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noun hy·per·link \ˈhī-pər-ˌliŋk\

Simple Definition of hyperlink

  • computers : a highlighted word or picture in a document or Web page that you can click on with a computer mouse to go to another place in the same or a different document or Web page

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of hyperlink

  1. :  an electronic link providing direct access from one distinctively marked place in a hypertext or hypermedia document to another in the same or a different document

hyperlink

transitive verb

1988

First Known Use of hyperlink

1988


HYPERLINK Defined for Kids

hyperlink

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noun hy·per·link \ˈhī-pər-ˌliŋk\

Definition of hyperlink for Students

  1. :  an electronic link that allows a computer user to move directly from a marked place in a hypertext document to another in the same or a different document

hyperlink

verb



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