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Definition: link from one document to another or, within the same document, from one place to another. It can be activated by clicking on the link with a mouse. The link is usually highlighted in some way, for example by the inclusion of a small graphic. Documents linked in this way are described as hypertext. Examples of programs that use hypertext and hyperlinks are Windows help files, Acrobat, and Mosaic.
Source: Hutchinson Dictionary of Computing and the Internet. Abingdon, Oxfordshire, GBR: Helicon Publishing, 2005. p 271.