noun

Computing
  • 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.

    weblink
    and → link
    • ‘TSRs can now benefit from online scripting by accessing hyperlinks on HTML files.’
    • ‘These surveys can be promoted by e-mail and employees only have to click on a hyperlink to express their ideas.’
    • ‘‘The most effective step that you can take to help protect yourself from malicious hyperlinks is not to click them,’ the company advises.’
    • ‘Spammers are clicking on hyperlinks leading from the site to see if there are more soft targets on Reykjavik's link list.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘A click through is measured when someone actually clicks on the hyperlink.’
    • ‘People would not be required to click on links and 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.’
    • ‘In this case, linking is when one website connects via a hyperlink to another website.’
    • ‘Each URL is a ‘Web site,’ or a location on the Internet that individuals can visit by clicking on hyperlinks.’
    • ‘For best results, all of your top keywords should appear in hyperlinks on your home page, leading to internal pages on your site.’
    • ‘Add these hyperlinks to a ‘links we like’ section on your resource page.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘You should never click a hyperlink in an email, especially if you don't know who sent it to you.’
    • ‘Do they use search engines, or follow hyperlinks on Web pages?’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘‘The hyperlinks must be activated or followed for the malicious script to run,’ the report adds.’
    • ‘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.’

verb

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

    ‘thumbnail images that are hyperlinked to a larger image’
    • ‘One of the other citizen-centric issues is hyperlinking related useful sites that are not controlled by government.’
    • ‘Ashok Chandra spoke of the need to combine linguistics, search, taxonomy, personalization and the social networks represented by hyperlinking.’
    • ‘I think that you would want to hyperlink directly to the underlying files rather than use the desktop search tools.’
    • ‘He also showed off hyperlinking, collaboration over a network and a method of inputting text by chording, among other features.’
    • ‘How is hypertext - more accurately, hyperlinking - a form of design?’
    • ‘Each object in your code becomes hyperlinked to its definition.’
    • ‘For example, it's very handy to be able to hyperlink inside of a paper.’
    • ‘Related to this previous point are the legal issues associated with hyperlinking to and from third party websites.’
    • ‘Sorry, man - I'm simply too tuckered out for hyperlinking right now.’
    • ‘If you go to the link, all the important words are hyperlinked, and there's a nice CV of text based info on the subject as well.’
    • ‘The last time I tried to post a link from the google groups, it wouldn't hyperlink correctly.’
    • ‘This article may be reprinted as long as the resource box is left intact and all links are hyperlinked.’
    • ‘It's brilliantly footnoted, with characters and places hyperlinked (places are even linked to current-day streetmaps), and references to further information.’
    • ‘Please click on the news article hyperlinked above, and e-mail it to everyone in Southern California that you know.’
    • ‘All he did was to hyperlink to a few sites that had infringing sound recordings.’
    • ‘‘Indexing,’ in the context of a web site means more than just a list of keywords, hyperlinked to the relevant pages.’
    • ‘But the site owner has this threat on it to sue anyone who hyperlinks to it.’
    • ‘But then to hyperlink to a piece so void of journalistic integrity and intellectual responsibility, is truly going too far.’
    • ‘I scanned thru the site you hyperlinked and it is pretty wild.’
    • ‘It also transfers hyperlinks and file properties or block attributes (AutoCAD).’

Pronunciation:

hyperlink

/ˈhīpərˌliNGk/