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Hypermedia definition by Babylon's free dictionary. WebGuest Web Glossary Pictures, videos, and audio on a Web page that act as hyperlinks .

Hypermedia definition by Babylon's free dictionary

Jensen's Technology Glossary. Hypermedia Definition. Most Web navigation is done by clicking text-based links that open new pages in a Web browser.

Hypermedia Definition

These links, which are often blue and underlined, are referred to as hypertext, since they allow the user to jump from page to page. Hypermedia is an extension of hypertext that allows images, movies, and Flash animations to be linked to other content. The most common type of hypermedia is an image link. Photos or graphics on the Web are often linked to other pages.

Hypermedia. Hypermedia is used as a logical extension of the term hypertext in which graphics, audio, video, plain text and hyperlinks intertwine to create a generally non-linear medium of information.


This contrasts with the broader term multimedia, which may be used to describe non-interactive linear presentations as well as hypermedia. It is also related to the field of electronic literature.