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 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 Joining a friend’s server is as simple as clicking a hyperlink. Matthew Gault, Time, "Video Games Are a Great Way to Pass the Time and Keep You Connected. Here's How to Get Started," 5 May 2020 Now is the time to click the hyperlink to them and add the cancellation deadline to your calendar. Elaine Glusac, New York Times, "How to Reserve a Hotel Room in a Pandemic," 10 Apr. 2020 Click or tap the blue hyperlinks to read more: A new executive order will limit shoppers to one adult per household, Beshear announced Wednesday. Cincinnati Enquirer, Cincinnati.com, "Coronavirus in Kentucky: Read NKY headlines ahead of Gov. Andy Beshear's daily 5 p.m. update," 9 Apr. 2020 Worship from home Grace Lutheran Evangelical Lutheran in Waukesha provides its bulletin in PDF form, including hyperlinks to song audio and lyrics to sing along with during worship at home. Curt Hogg, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Four ways Milwaukee-area faith leaders are reaching out to their communities even though we can't gather in person," 9 Apr. 2020 Any email or social media post with a coronavirus (COVID-19) subject line, attachment or hyperlink should be treated with caution. Dave Lieber, Dallas News, "Taking advantage: Is anybody lower on the planet than a coronavirus scammer?," 19 Mar. 2020 As part of the update, Spotify will begin sending artists custom hyperlinks when their songs are added to those playlists that will place the artist's song at the top of the list, further incentivizing artists' sharing with fans. Tatiana Cirisano, Billboard, "Spotify CEO Daniel Ek Says Streaming Allows More Artists to Make a Living From Music Than Ever Before," 10 Apr. 2019 Hidden hyperlinks or fine print will not suffice, the agency said. Taylor Telford, Washington Post, "AT&T will pay $60 million to settle past FTC claims about misleading ‘unlimited’ data plans," 5 Nov. 2019

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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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11 Jun 2020

Cite this Entry

“Hyperlink.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hyperlink. Accessed 6 Jul. 2020.

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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

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hyperlink verb

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