hy·​per·​me·​dia ˈhī-pər-ˌmē-dē-ə How to pronounce hypermedia (audio)
: 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 In the hypermedia world, nonfiction books would not be read front to back, but would be blended into some World Information Bank, each passage linked in millions of ways to other relevant information. Steven Levy, WIRED, 8 Dec. 2023 An enormous task stands in the way of realizing the hypermedia dream: all the world’s knowledge must be entered as data and put online. Steven Levy, WIRED, 8 Dec. 2023 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, 23 July 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1965, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hypermedia was in 1965

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“Hypermedia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypermedia. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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