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

Other Words from hyperlink

hyperlink transitive verb

Examples of hyperlink in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The notice was printed in a tiny grey font and the hyperlink was not set off in a different color. Jack Greiner, The Enquirer, 3 May 2022 The original version of the Washington Post article contained a hyperlink that exposed information such as the account owner's work address, which was later removed. Adam Sabes, Fox News, 21 Apr. 2022 Click here or use any hyperlink on this page to register as a new user. Xl Media, cleveland, 13 Feb. 2022 When in doubt, hover your cursor over a hyperlink and scrutinize the URL. ProPublica, 29 Jan. 2022 Both of the platforms are hyperlink deserts: Users can post only one or two external links anywhere on the sites, and the most important appears, yes, in the bio at the top of their profile. Michael Waters, The Atlantic, 26 Jan. 2022 Grobstein was all ours, a human hyperlink to Chicago’s sports past. Paul Sullivan, chicagotribune.com, 20 Jan. 2022 When clicking the hyperlink on the message, the website redirects to StarMED Healthcare, a company that's been helping Charlotte residents get the COVID-19 vaccine. Jordan Mendoza, USA TODAY, 22 Sep. 2021 Maybe the girls need a hyperlink to a style guide with each invitation, but something needs to be done. Shamira Ibrahim, Vulture, 12 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of hyperlink

1988, in the meaning defined above

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5 May 2022

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“Hyperlink.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hyperlink. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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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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