hy·​per·​link | \ ˈhī-pər-ˌliŋk How to pronounce hyperlink (audio) \

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

Examples of hyperlink in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Hover over a hyperlink and click the wheel of your mouse. Kim Komando, USA TODAY, "15 tech tips you won’t find in a user's manual," 29 Apr. 2021 The researchers also looked at whether stories included a hyperlink to the preprint. Cathleen O’grady, Science | AAAS, "Media outlets inconsistently mention uncertain status of COVID-19 preprints," 21 Jan. 2021 Most of the hyperlink advertisements on these victim's videos redirect the visitor to MindGeek's paysite, www. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, "40 GirlsDoPorn victims sue Pornhub for hosting “sex trafficking” videos," 16 Dec. 2020 Asked what resources the court system offered its judges for being alert to health problems, Chalfen sent a hyperlink to the Judicial Family Institute. Joe Sexton, ProPublica, "Nelson Cruz’s family was so sure Judge ShawnDya Simpson would free him, they brought a change of clothes to his hearing. Then everything took an unexpected turn. Can justice ever be sorted out?," 12 Oct. 2020 Important characters are introduced with chyrons and mugshot smash cuts, the kind of hyperlink editing Guy Ritchie ruined 20 years ago. Darren Franich, EW.com, "Fargo season 4 has a lot of nothing to say about America: Review," 14 Sep. 2020 And a hyperlink, its main piece of evidence, led me to a local news site that already corrected the main element of its story. Washington Post, "Fact-checking Trump’s lies is essential. It’s also increasingly fruitless.," 29 Aug. 2020 Also introduced at the demonstration were precursors to the hyperlink, the computer window, and the video call. Oliver Effron, CNN, "Bill English, co-inventor of the computer mouse, dies at 91," 5 Aug. 2020 Twitter posted fact-check hyperlinks to two of Trump's tweets about mail-in voter fraud Tuesday. Spencer Neale, Washington Examiner, "‘Political sewer’: Rush Limbaugh trashes Twitter-obsessed media," 27 May 2020

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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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5 May 2021

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“Hyperlink.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hyperlink. Accessed 15 May. 2021.

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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


hy·​per·​link | \ ˈhī-pər-ˌliŋk How to pronounce hyperlink (audio) \

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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