Hyperlink is an element in an electronic document that points to another place in the same document or to an entirely different document.
Usually, hyperlink is clicked to follow the link associated with it. Hyperlinks are the most essential ingredient of all hypertext systems, including the World Wide Web.
Hypertext is text with hyperlinks. A software system for viewing and creating hypertext is a hypertext system, and to create a hyperlink is to hyperlink (or simply to link) it. A user following hyperlinks is said to navigate or browse the hypertext.