A hyperlink is a bit of text on a web site that takes you to another site when you click on it. Most hyperlinks are highlighted in a different color from the surrounding text.

In computing, hyperlinks are hidden bits of code that take you from one location to another. You can usually hover over a hyperlink and see its address, and often your cursor changes from an arrow to a pointing finger. When you click on a hyperlink, it opens a new site or file in your existing window, or in a new window or tab. The idea of hyperlinks has been around since the 1960s, with the word being coined in 1987.

Definitions of hyperlink
  1. noun
    a link from a hypertext file to another location or file; typically activated by clicking on a highlighted word or icon at a particular location on the screen
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    (computing) an instruction that connects one part of a program or an element on a list to another program or list
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