A method by which one piece of data is linked to another piece of data. Hypertext is most commonly seen on the World Wide Web and such things as interactive CD-ROMs, It usually manifests itself in the form of highlighted words (usually in a different color or underlined), which, when selected, take the viewer to associated material. This material may be many things, such as more text, a visual images, or a sound clip. Hypertext can be seen as performing a similar function in multimedia environment as cross-references do in printed encyclopedias and dictionaries.
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