noun

Computing
  • A link from a hypertext document to another location, activated by clicking on a highlighted word or image.

    link
    and → weblink
    • ‘Notice in the recipe directions, there are a couple of hyperlinks on the words ‘combine’ and ‘pan’ which, if clicked, will take you to our store.’
    • ‘Add these hyperlinks to a ‘links we like’ section on your resource page.’
    • ‘People would not be required to click on links and hyperlinks.’
    • ‘Now, it's not that I don't trust Derb, but I decided to click on the hyperlink at ‘I have not made this up’ just out of curiosity.’
    • ‘TSRs can now benefit from online scripting by accessing hyperlinks on HTML files.’
    • ‘URLs - It stores hyperlinks to visited Web sites.’
    • ‘Give them all the vital contact information in your signature file at the bottom with hyperlinks to your email to make it easy.’
    • ‘Each URL is a ‘Web site,’ or a location on the Internet that individuals can visit by clicking on hyperlinks.’
    • ‘If you're interested in reading the article, all you need do is scroll down a bit, after clicking on the pink hyperlink below.’
    • ‘Spammers are clicking on hyperlinks leading from the site to see if there are more soft targets on Reykjavik's link list.’
    • ‘In this case, linking is when one website connects via a hyperlink to another website.’
    • ‘‘The most effective step that you can take to help protect yourself from malicious hyperlinks is not to click them,’ the company advises.’
    • ‘A click through is measured when someone actually clicks on the hyperlink.’
    • ‘You should never click a hyperlink in an email, especially if you don't know who sent it to you.’
    • ‘For best results, all of your top keywords should appear in hyperlinks on your home page, leading to internal pages on your site.’
    • ‘There's actually already a great deal of literature available in digitized form online, complete with hyperlinks.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘These surveys can be promoted by e-mail and employees only have to click on a hyperlink to express their ideas.’
    • ‘‘The hyperlinks must be activated or followed for the malicious script to run,’ the report adds.’
    • ‘Do they use search engines, or follow hyperlinks on Web pages?’

verb

[WITH OBJECT]Computing
  • Create a hyperlink between (documents or parts of a document)

    ‘thumbnail images which are hyperlinked to a larger image’
    • ‘Thumbnails are miniature versions of a picture that are hyperlinked to its actual size version.’
    • ‘Make sure you hyperlink your URL and use Anchor Text with your most targeted keywords.’
    • ‘And it isn't really a blog in the strictest sense because in the strictest sense a blog really is about hyperlinking your way around the web.’
    • ‘My email address is hyperlinked to the byline below each post.’
    • ‘This is a no brainer but make sure all of your buttons are hyperlinked to a page and the right destination page.’
    • ‘Names of drugs are hyperlinked to deeper explanations.’
    • ‘Building a solid link popularity strategy is NOT just about slapping links on a page or making sure all of your Web pages are hyperlinked.’
    • ‘Every item in your Site Map must be hyperlinked to its URL.’
    • ‘Ideally they should be HTML documents so that their references can be hyperlinked to the documents referred to.’
    • ‘Each report was extensively hyperlinked to Indymedia field reports and other news sources.’
    • ‘They lead our computers to sites that have a hyperlink or permanently hyperlink a page for us.’
    • ‘For every image that is not hyperlinked you could insert your main keywords.’
    • ‘Once 15 or more bloggers hyperlink the same keywords to the same URL, the information at that URL gains value.’
    • ‘The words ‘Home’, ‘Articles’ and ‘Web Design’ should be hyperlinked to their corresponding web page.’
    • ‘With luck, the ‘and more’ will include hyperlinking the URLs that appear in their stories, something the Gazette also needs to do.’
    • ‘In fact, Google has been promoting an html tag solution to hyperlinking strategies, which they term ‘search engine spamming.’’
    • ‘In the electronic environment we can hyperlink each word in a description to the definition and provide a pop-up window on demand.’
    • ‘In addition, the text of each article is hyperlinked where appropriate to other Wikipedia articles.’
    • ‘The documents are hyperlinked with encoding generators and inheritance mappers to ease the implementation burden.’
    • ‘In the same story at InfoWorld, the word ‘server’ is hyperlinked fifteen times - even in the title.’

Pronunciation:

hyperlink

/ˈhʌɪpəlɪŋk/