Definition of hypermedia in English:



mass nounComputing
  • An extension to hypertext providing multimedia facilities, such as those handling sound and video.

    • ‘Hypertext or hypermedia are the basis of most computer-based learning materials.’
    • ‘One aspect of hypertext and hypermedia, for example, is its capacity to link sources in ways that disrupt the continuity of a narrative.’
    • ‘Computer multimedia and hypermedia offer exciting possibilities as well as unsolved problems for cultural communication and art.’
    • ‘The present invention comprises a novel system for authoring and publishing hypermedia works.’
    • ‘One important form of editorial comment concerns suggesting and promoting new forms of hypermedia literacies.’


1960s: from hyper- ‘above, beyond’ + media.