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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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 Though FontCode is just begging to be used in spy movies or by White House staffers, the researchers also imagine that it could be used in place of everyone’s least-favorite hyperlink method, QR codes, or as a watermarking feature. Lily Hay Newman, WIRED, "You Can Send Invisible Messages With Subtle Font Tweaks," 20 May 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

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hyperlink verb

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