Meaning – The term hypertext, refers to a way of presenting information online with connections (called hypertext links) between one piece of information and another.
Hypertext is the text displayed on a computerdisplay or other electronic devices with references (hyperlinks) to other text that the reader can immediately access. Hypertext documents are interconnected by hyperlinks, which are typically activated by a mouseclick, keypress set, or screen touch. Apart from text, the term “hypertext” is also sometimes used to describe tables, images, and other presentational content formats with integrated hyperlinks.
These hypertext documents are either static or dynamic. Links used in a hypertext document usually replace the current piece of hypertext with the destination document.
Example of usage – “Hypertext dominated online resources until the dawn of the world wide web in 1993 after which, this hypertext technology was completely overshadowed by the newer WorldWideWeb systems.”