Definition of hypertext in English:

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hypertext

Pronunciation: /ˈhīpərˌtekst/

noun

Computing
1A software system that links topics on the screen to related information and graphics, which are typically accessed by a point-and-click method.
Example sentences
  • Its graphical interface and point-and-click hypertext links made it easy to use.
  • The power of hypertext linking and text markup is everywhere apparent.
  • In this manner, the merging of expert systems technology with hypertext was quite successful.
1.1A document presented on a computer as hypertext.
Example sentences
  • To construct the simplest of hypertexts requires a basic knowledge of HTML code, but a great knowledge of writing practice.
  • To summarise very briefly, originally most digital writing took the form of hypertexts, usually hyperfictions.
  • The performative nature of hypertexts, such as Storyspace, are easily likened to Barthes' notion of text as ‘a methodological field’.

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Syllabification: hy·per·text

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