Definition of hyperlink in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈhīpərˌliNGk/


A link from a hypertext file or document to another location or file, typically activated by clicking on a highlighted word or image on the screen.
Example sentences
  • Also never click on any hyperlinks in any junk email - this again confirms your existence and can lead to a virus being downloaded directly onto your PC.
  • You should never click a hyperlink in an email, especially if you don't know who sent it to you.
  • Each URL is a ‘Web site,’ or a location on the Internet that individuals can visit by clicking on hyperlinks.


[with object]
Create a hyperlink between (documents or parts of a document): thumbnail images that are hyperlinked to a larger image
More example sentences
  • This article may be reprinted as long as the resource box is left intact and all links are hyperlinked.
  • It also transfers hyperlinks and file properties or block attributes (AutoCAD).
  • I think that you would want to hyperlink directly to the underlying files rather than use the desktop search tools.

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Syllabification: hy·per·link

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