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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

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.

hyperlink

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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In a review of extant hyperlink scholarship, De Maeyer (2012) argues that existing research aligns with one of two axes of thought: The first axis frames hyperlinks as an indicator of social phenomena, whereas the second axis frames hyperlinks as an indicator of structural patterns.
When you use your web browser, you encounter hyperlinks on web pages all the time.
With embedded hyperlink capture, financial service firms can:
The court eventually concluded the ISP's use of hyperlinks did not infringe upon BT's patent.
MessageLabs figures show that in the second quarter of 2009 there was only one day when such hyperlinks appeared in more than 1 in 200 of all spam messages.
The use of logical bread crumbs with proper hyperlinks on the bread crumbs that take the user one or two steps back is a must for any call-center Web application to be effective.
Instead of buttons, we have hyperlinks that seemingly open doors to knowledge bases, blogs, hobby sites, chat rooms and those vast cyber-labyrinths of trade and media organizations.
Teachers should be prepared to deal with vulgar or obscene comments or hyperlinks.
A US Federal Court has stated that the hyperlink patent that British telecomms operator BT is trying to enforce may not actually cover what we know today as hyperlinks.
Last week, BT opened a court case in a US federal court in White Plains, New York, where it seeks to protect a patent that it says it holds over hyperlinks.