hyperlink

noun
hy·​per·​link | \ˈhī-pər-ˌliŋk \

Definition of hyperlink 

: 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

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Other Words from hyperlink

hyperlink transitive verb

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The commercial web steams on as a hopped-up, strung-out system of hyperlinks, engineered to mix Barnumesque humbug with authentic reports, and to overlap ads and news—the better to sucker the eye. Virginia Heffernan, WIRED, "The Truth-Affirming Powers of a Good, Old-Fashioned Netflix Binge," 23 May 2018 Researchers are finding that features of the internet — like search algorithms and hyperlinks to similar stories — multiply the impact of irresponsible reporting. Jennifer Michael Hecht, Vox, "How the media covers celebrity suicides can have life-or-death consequences," 8 June 2018 Researchers are finding that features of the internet — like search algorithms and hyperlinks to similar stories — multiply the impact of irresponsible reporting. Jennifer Michael Hecht, Vox, "How the media covers celebrity suicides can have life-or-death consequences," 8 June 2018 Researchers are finding that features of the internet — like search algorithms and hyperlinks to similar stories — multiply the impact of irresponsible reporting. Jennifer Michael Hecht, Vox, "How the media covers celebrity suicides can have life-or-death consequences," 8 June 2018 Researchers are finding that features of the internet — like search algorithms and hyperlinks to similar stories — multiply the impact of irresponsible reporting. Jennifer Michael Hecht, Vox, "How the media covers celebrity suicides can have life-or-death consequences," 8 June 2018 Researchers are finding that features of the internet — like search algorithms and hyperlinks to similar stories — multiply the impact of irresponsible reporting. Jennifer Michael Hecht, Vox, "How the media covers celebrity suicides can have life-or-death consequences," 8 June 2018 Researchers are finding that features of the internet — like search algorithms and hyperlinks to similar stories — multiply the impact of irresponsible reporting. Jennifer Michael Hecht, Vox, "How the media covers celebrity suicides can have life-or-death consequences," 8 June 2018 Researchers are finding that features of the internet — like search algorithms and hyperlinks to similar stories — multiply the impact of irresponsible reporting. Jennifer Michael Hecht, Vox, "How the media covers celebrity suicides can have life-or-death consequences," 8 June 2018

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First Known Use of hyperlink

1988, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hyperlink was in 1988

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hyperlink

noun

English Language Learners 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

hyperlink

noun
hy·​per·​link | \ˈhī-pər-ˌliŋk \

Kids Definition of hyperlink

: 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

Other Words from hyperlink

hyperlink verb

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