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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hypertext 
  n  :  machine-readable  text  that  is  not  sequential  but  is 
  organized  so  that  related  items  of  information  are 
  connected;  "Let  me  introduce  the  word  hypertext  to  mean  a 
  body  of  written  or  pictorial  material  interconnected  in 
  such  a  complex  way  that  it  could  not  conveniently  be 
  presented  or  represented  on  paper"--Ted  Nelson 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  hypertext 
 
    A  term  coined  by  Ted  Nelson  around  1965  for  a 
  collection  of  documents  (or  "nodes")  containing 
  cross-references  or  links"  which  with  the  aid  of  an 
  interactive  {browser}  program,  allow  the  reader  to  move  easily 
  from  one  document  to  another. 
 
  The  extension  of  hypertext  to  include  other  media  -  {sound}, 
  {graphics},  and  {video}  -  has  been  termed  "{hypermedia}",  but 
  is  usually  just  called  "hypertext",  especially  since  the 
  advent  of  the  {World-Wide  Web}  and  {HTML}. 
 
  (2000-09-10) 
 
 




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