hyperlink

noun
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 Several hyperlinks to the documents are available there. Mary Grace Keller, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, "Residents request changes to county rezoning before commissioners vote, cite concerns for future development," 7 Oct. 2019 The disclosures need to be prominent, not buried in fine print or hidden behind hyperlinks. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, "AT&T users whose “unlimited data” was throttled get $60 million in refunds," 5 Nov. 2019 Several hyperlinks to the documents are available there. Mary Grace Keller, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, "Residents request changes to county rezoning before commissioners vote, cite concerns for future development," 7 Oct. 2019 Any such disclosures will need to be prominently placed, not hidden in fine print or behind hyperlinks, according to the settlement. Ahiza Garcia, CNN, "AT&T to pay $60 million over claims about misleading 'unlimited' data plans," 5 Nov. 2019 Colleges do this by sending marketing emails to thousands of prospective students, inviting them to click on a hyperlink inside the message for more information about a particular topic, according to the videos. Washington Post, "Student tracking, secret scores: How college admissions offices rank prospects before they apply," 14 Oct. 2019 Several hyperlinks to the documents are available there. Mary Grace Keller, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, "Residents request changes to county rezoning before commissioners vote, cite concerns for future development," 7 Oct. 2019 These screenshots also show Hover Zoom collecting hyperlinks and image locations of visited pages, even when these are inside a private network. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, "More on DataSpii: How extensions hide their data grabs—and how they’re discovered," 18 July 2019 Several hyperlinks to the documents are available there. Mary Grace Keller, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, "Carroll County comprehensive rezoning nears finish line; citizens invited to public hearing Oct. 3," 16 Sep. 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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Last Updated

11 Dec 2019

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“Hyperlink.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hyperlink?utm_campaign=sd&utm_medium=serp&utm_source=jsonld. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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hyperlink

noun
How to pronounce hyperlink (audio)

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 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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