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hyperlink

a word, phrase, picture, icon, etc., in a computer document on which a user may click to move to another part of the document or to another document
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hyperlink

[′hī·pər‚liŋk]
(computer science)
A highlighted word, phrase, or image in the display of a computer document which, when chosen, connects the user to another part of the same document or to different document (text, image, audio, video, or animation). In electronic documents, these cross references can be followed by a mouse click, and the target of the hyperlink may be on a physically distant computer connected by a network or the Internet.
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hyperlink

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hyperlink

A predefined linkage between one object and another. A hyperlink typically refers to an icon or text on a Web page that, when clicked or tapped, transfers the user to another part of the page or to another page on the current website or to a completely different website (see hypertext). See also Hyperloop.
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At a global level, scholars have found that broad hyperlinking patterns reveal common structures across topical domains, such as the existence of highly interconnected clusters of Web pages that provide cores for communities of Web pages (Barabasi, 2002).
Again, the objective was to provide a snapshot study as a means of understanding the potential scope of the opportunity with hyperlinking.
The ECS academics drew a distinction between hyperlinking as "some sort of act" and as an act of communication.
Numerous Festschrift records, for instance, include only partial RILM numbers (omitting the year) in the list of component essays in the record's abstract; this renders the numbers useless for hyperlinking in the CSA interface, and apparently stymies EBSCO's "Link to Constituent Parts." FirstSearch and SilverPlatter do not offer the hyperlink option to begin with, and here one might appreciate NISC's solution of appending the component records to the main record.
For example, the SEC's Division of Enforcement recognizes that hyperlinking materials on the Web can mislead investors:
Hyperlinking allows the learner to work here then link directly to resources in the Library of Congress Web site for further exploration.
We took these aspects of the political context to find reflection in the hyperlinking patterns of actors engaged in an issue and next we describe a set of hypotheses that capture their connective patterns.
* Hyperlinked Tables of Contents --In a table of contents, judges should be able to click on each item listed (including argument headings and subheadings) and jump directly to its corresponding location in the brief through internal document hyperlinking. The easiest way to accomplish this is to follow the instructions for generating tables of contents in your word processor, (32) and the generated table of contents will be internally hyperlinked automatically.
It is not my decision that hyperlinking can never make a person liable for the contents of a remote site" giving as an example making a comment about the truthfulness of the linked site's material.
In addition, lexis.com now includes extensive intra-document hyperlinking and a navigation bar at the bottom of the screen.
Of course, it is accessible through a Web browser, and its interface does have a few Web navigational gizmos, but it lacks the Web's most important traits: hyperlinking, and many other features that are common in all the genuine Web search software.