See also: bread crumb
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breadcrumb (plural breadcrumbs)
- (chiefly in the plural) A tiny piece of bread, either one that falls from bread as it is cut or eaten, or one made deliberately by crumbling bread.
- (Internet) A single hyperlink to a previously visited web page in a list of breadcrumbs.
- (tiny piece of bread): crumb
Terms derived from breadcrumb
tiny piece of bread
Internet — see breadcrumbs
- (transitive, cooking) To sprinkle breadcrumbs on to food, normally before cooking.
- To add navigational breadcrumbs to a web page.
2003, Sybex Inc., HTML complete, page 155:
- Along those same lines, creating separate folders can enable you to use "breadcrumbing," which is another navigation aid (discussed in the section "Determining How to Organize the Information," later in this chapter).
- To use clues or enticements to lead someone in the direction you want them to go.
2007, Chris Mark Bateman, Game Writing: Narrative Skills for Videogames, page 89:
- The process of breadcrumbing is the means by which a game writer can lead the player forward with a trail of clues, or the level designers can lead the player via more physical symbols.
2016, Artur Lugmayr & Cinzia Dal Zotto, Media Convergence Handbook - Vol. 2: Firms and User Perspectives, ISBN 3642544878:
- An alternate reality game—ARG—is an interactive narrative that uses the real world as its media platform and uses storytelling “bread-crumbed” across several media to deliver a story that is altered and impacted in real time by the participants' ideas and actions (Dena, 2008; Denward & Waern, 2008; Werner, 2008).
2016, Domino Finn, Heart Strings:
- It was what had attracted me to her in the first place. "You can say something," I said. "I'm easy to talk to." She frowned. The last time we had a private talk, in her kitchen, she admitted to playing me for a fool, making me fall in love with her, and breadcrumbing my way to discovering a deadly necromantic artifact.