hypertext fiction

/haɪpətɛkst ˈfɪkʃən/ (say huypuhtekst 'fikshuhn)

a genre of electronic fiction characterised by the use of hyperlinks which create a flexible structure and allow for reader interactivity.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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