|Noun||1.||hypertext - 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|
|(hypertext)||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.