hy·​per·​me·​dia | \ ˈhī-pər-ˌmē-dē-ə How to pronounce hypermedia (audio) \

Definition of hypermedia

: a database format similar to hypertext in which text, sound, or video images related to that on a display can be accessed directly from the display

Examples of hypermedia in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As Kati Marton lays out in her profile of the 63-year-old German chancellor — made available to the author for a single question — Ms. Merkel is patently uninterested in the trappings of leadership in the modern, hypermedia age. Melissa Eddy, New York Times, "Angela Merkel’s Humanity, Captured in an Elizabeth Peyton Oil," 23 July 2017

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First Known Use of hypermedia

1965, in the meaning defined above

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“Hypermedia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypermedia. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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