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n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb)
A collection of files existing in various digital media, such as text, graphic images, and audio and video recordings, that are connected together by hyperlinks.


(Computer Science) computer software and hardware that allows users to interact with text, graphics, sound, and video, each of which can be accessed from within any of the others. Compare hypertext


(ˈhaɪ pərˌmi di ə)
(usu. with a sing. v.) a system in which various forms of information, as data, text, graphics, video, and audio, are linked together by a hypertext program.
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Noun1.hypermedia - a multimedia system in which related items of information are connected and can be presented together
multimedia, multimedia system - transmission that combine media of communication (text and graphics and sound etc.)
object-oriented database management system - a database management system designed to manage an object-oriented database
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Hypermedia Gateway(TM) systems, Hypermedia's flagship product line, provides integrated voice communications for on-site and remote users.
Lastly, Hypermedia tools include the use of browsers, web-authoring tools, search engines, and information navigation and evaluation to facilitate the use of a variety of task strategies that engage students in meaningful interaction with content (Kitsantas & Dabbagh, 2004).
Journal of Education Multimedia and Hypermedia, 13(2), 109-128.
A hypermedia system is a multimedia system in which related items of information are connected and can be presented together.
HYPERMEDIA will develop video indexing tools that increase the possibilities for interactivity.
Intended for system architects and web application developers this volume on hypermedia and the development of robust standards for networked data and information transfers provides a detailed analysis of hypermedia methods and explores the ways in which popular programming technologies designed for ease of use and speed actually work to reduce the efficiency of web hypermedia.
Recent research has begun to shed light on why some students have difficulty effectively using student-controlled CBLEs, such as hypermedia environments.
June 26-30, 2006 World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (www.
The students in HyperMedia I learn about space, time and layering, such as superimposing layers for a 3D effect, which are critical to understanding real multimedia, he says.
Hypermedia applications in particular have grown in popularity in recent years.
These beliefs are reflected in the text Hyperlearning: Where Projects, Inquiry and Technology Meet, where authors Wilhelm and Friedemann explore the use of hypermedia as a way to support the attainment of `both rich conceptual learning and more powerful procedures for learning, reading and composing'.
com, a Web site for Internet professionals, from HyperMedia Communications (San Mateo, CA).