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

Examples of hyperlink in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If something seems suspicious, no attachments should be opened, and the recipient should refrain from hovering over any hyperlinks. Nick Kasmik, USA TODAY, 1 Sep. 2023 Pushback coming from manufacturer trade associations points out that cellphones are much better at broadcasting emergency alerts and can include hyperlinks with directions and information. Brendan McAleer, Car and Driver, 19 Aug. 2023 Cleo provided no notes, no proof, no explanation—just a single hyperlink over the symbol for the golden ratio, which takes you to a definition of the golden ratio. Allison Parshall, Scientific American, 14 June 2023 Google is basically a trust network based on hyperlinks. IEEE Spectrum, 14 Dec. 2018 The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency says phishing, usually through a phony hyperlink or malware disguised as an attachment, is the most common way people using Royal gain access to networks. Kelli Smith, Dallas News, 6 May 2023 To make the prompt go away, users had to click a big blue button to agree to share their Instagram posts on Facebook, or a smaller hyperlink to opt out. Sheera Frenkel, New York Times, 6 Mar. 2023 The site’s hyperlinks glow in the brilliant default shade of blue; there are banner ads. Lauren Michele Jackson, The New Yorker, 3 Mar. 2023 Both texts included a hyperlink. BostonGlobe.com, 19 Mar. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1988, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hyperlink was in 1988

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“Hyperlink.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hyperlink. Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

Kids Definition


hy·​per·​link ˈhī-pər-ˌliŋk How to pronounce hyperlink (audio)
: a computerized connector that allows one to move quickly from one place in a document to another place in the same or a different document usually with a single mouse click

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